Also, I agree with +Alex Ross
. While it should be apparent from my many writings on this issue that what I want
and have fought for is full anonymity, I do believe that any progress on this issue matters. While some of us can walk away from a social network, for others, it's their only voice to a certain community -- and so, if an intermediate solution allows them to feel safe, even if they have to identify to Google
, I will call that a partial success.
Similar with Facebook - I've been yelling about their policy for years, but I still applauded them when they stopped deactivating accounts of policy violators (they now send them through a "user education" queue). It's not perfect, but for the vast majority of users, it makes a huge difference.
A pragmatist is not the worst thing I've ever been called.