Meanwhile On Google+ by Jamie Beckland

meanwhile-google-plus-640understanding the basic human need for a flexible framework for identity creation… how we create our identities using social tools

This article is superb: http://mashable.com/2011/09/19/google-plus-real-name-boring/?WT.mc_id=obnetwork

ARTICLE’S CONCLUSION: Critics of the real name policy want Google to change its mind and see the error of its ways. That is the wrong solution.

The right solution, of course, is to do nothing. Allow Google+ exactly the kind of community they ask for: the one where you use your real identity, but in return, only share a certain, specific part of yourself — the part that you don’t mind being indexed by Google’s servers and made available to the entire world. In other words, the most boring, unimportant and universal version of yourself.

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