The google+ debarcle rages on.
Schmit claimed that Google+ was an “Identity” service, and the world would be a better place if people had to go by their full names. However.
A system that assumes that everyone can use their real name is broken.
A system that assumes everyone has one unique real name of two distinct word parts is broken.
A system that removes alternonymity and claims this makes the world safer is broken.
A system that stops you using your *phone and voicemail* because Google’s customer service department don’t like your name is broken.
When I was at school, denying people access to things everyone else could use because you thought they had a silly name was bullying.
…ouch. *offers hugs*
Also, a slow clap to Google, they’ve managed to combine the stupid assumptions about names and the nonsense that was RealID into one.