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Alternonymity

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.

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