Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Google + wants to ban nicknames

Barely a month after its launch, Google + wipes his first controversy. Internet users are denied entry to this social network on the grounds that they were part under a pseudonym. Some of them have suffered in the wake of the outright suspension of their Google Account, thus depriving them of access to their Gmail or blogging service.

In talking to a spokesman for Google, he discovered that his mistake was to register on the social network with its nickname. "Google Profiles application that you use the name with which you present yourself in the life of every day," Google + requires in its terms of use.
Google has responded officially, Monday, through a message posted by Bradley Horowitz, product manager for Google +. He said the company does not amend the substance of its policy of inclusion on the social network. The true identity of the user always seems to be required. The Internet giant concedes he just needs to improve the process to reduce the frustration of Internet users.

It envisages in particular "to warn the users and give them a chance to correct their name before any suspension", "to give a clear indication of how the user can write their names to comply with the standards of the community "and give the possibility to use diminutives or nicknames in a second time after registration.

For the global search engine, Google + success is an important issue. The main objective is to compete with Facebook, whose spectacular growth pushes the game Internet users now spend more time on Facebook, which claims 750 million members that in the search engine. But for now, Google has missed the turn the social network.

With the launch of Google + late June, the company plays big. Two weeks later, she said it had exceeded 10 million members recruited by invitation. Google refuses to update this information, merely to cite the figure of 20 million just given by the institute as Comscore. The question is whether this good start is to Google + slowed by controversy.

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