Google Finally Dumps Its Ill-Advised Real Names Policy

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 Three years ago, we criticized Google for going down the same mistaken path as other social networks with a “real names” policy for its Google+ system. We pointed out how Friendster had made this mistake in 2003 and Facebook had also similarly focused on such policies in 2007 (through today), without recognizing the importance of enabling anonymity and pseudonymity. While some people insist that “real names” guarantees a higher level of conversation and/or participation, there is little evidence to support that.

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