Thank you toand the Google+ team for responding to the gender-profile issue so quickly! Caring about getting these small but personal things right means a lot, and makes me optimistic about the future of this place.
Great news! I'm proud to announce Google+ Profiles is launching a new privacy enhancement in response to user feedback. Starting later this week, you will be able to set the privacy setting of your gender on your Google+ Profile just as you control other information about yourself. :-)
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- Saying "these small but personal things" in a discussion about gender is a highly smart testicle joke. Kinda sad nobody noticed it.Jul 27, 2011
- and of course, everything new or cool or ethical added (quite swiftly) to G+ will be compared with Facebook and how they respond to it: http://www.allout.org/en/petition/facebookJul 28, 2011
- Thanks. Sharing...Jul 28, 2011
- Given their real-name policy, hiding your gender setting is no big use if your name is Mary or Rosie or any other "typical girl name". (Just yet another argument for why even Google should see how misguided that policy is: If they were serious about letting people actually hide their gender, then they'd have to let all the Marys and Rosies hide their first name.)Nov 21, 2011
- But what if a person happens to like being called "Mary" or "Rosie" but doesn't necesarily identify as "female"? These are the issues people don't tend to take into consideration.Nov 21, 2011
- I'm not completely sure, but i think Google okayed pseudonyms almost a month ago; lot's of people seem to have them. Indigo for example [above], might have been tagged by bots otherwise.
That's a tough one. I happen to have many friends here who live just that way. They've settled for "other", and are happy G+ers, but they're not thrilled with having to stifle their individuality. I'd love to see it change but Google hasn't budged (as far as i know).Nov 21, 2011