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A Plea From Google!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by grant sarver, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. grant sarver

    grant sarver Well-Known Member

  2. Crazyfruitbat

    Crazyfruitbat Well-Known Member

    I like Google Plus, and I prefer it to facebook for the plain fact every time I visit facebook I'm bombarded with pictures of babies. So I'm quiet happy with my quiet Google Plus :)
  3. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    Myspace, facebook, google+...
    Although google idea seems better than the rest. If use, I would choose it !
  4. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    not interested in participating in a social setting that demands i socialise using a name nobody i want to socialise with knows me by.


    not interested in knowingly and willingly signing up to a usgov-sanctioned identity hub at all.
    not interested in tying my rl identity to every word i post on the web.
  5. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    They're doing away with only permitting real names to be used.

    All your other points are just paranoid ramblings. If you want, I know a crazy old guy who is a pro at making tin foil hats.
  6. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    i havent seen any action at all that indicates they are doing away with the rl legal name association of google+.
    downplay privacy concerns as much as you desire. it doesnt change the minds of those that value privacy though.
  7. Trombones13

    Trombones13 Well-Known Member

  8. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    those are simple words, not actions.
    i am jaded enough to figure they are simply going to allow one to set the current 'nickname' field as the display name while still demanding a rl identity to be associated with the account.
    i have already been kicked off g+, lost a gmail, etc once for using the name 'everyone' knows me as within one of my actual social circles; a name i used on buzz and lively, a name on my google profile, a name i have used since 2003, the only name that social circle knows me as. googles arbitrary punishment is too severe for me to risk yet another account.
  9. Jason

    Jason Well-Known Member

    I hope you're not on Facebook either, then. Granted, they haven't quite enforced the real name issue as stringently as Google the last few years -- they subscribe to the same principle nonetheless though. And, the privacy issues you raised are just as equally relevant for most social networks.

    I think the real name policy that Facebook, Google+ and others have adopted is silly. Chris Poole (moot) put it best: "Google and Facebook would have you believe that your online personality is a mirror of who you are. In fact it's more like a diamond; you show different facets of your personality to different people. Facebook has tried to force a fast-food industry approach to identity." (which they seem to be doing rather well, heh, for better or worst).
    dieketzer likes this.
  10. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    do a search of this forum for my comments about facebook ;)
  11. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

    Privacy on the internet is an illusion, but that doesn't mean you should just throw every bit of information you have together, knowing it will be stored for all eternity. I rather dislike my real life to be in any way linked together with what I do online. Not because I have something to hide, but because if I wanted that, I'd do it myself. And you never know when someone finds you on google while you really rather not want that.
    Dean likes this.
  12. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Well-Known Member

    While I am okay with Google+, I do NOT like the way they have managled the setting for the Photos section that now is associated with Google+...finding the link to share an album is an exercise in frustration if you don't want to use Google+ to share.

  13. AdamD

    AdamD Well-Known Member

    I use facebook, purely for keeping in touch with friends and to see what they're upto, but I don't LIKE Facebook, it's...I don't know, always seems very buggy

    I frequently get messages about how an operation couldn't be completed, or how I've got a pending message, but there is no pending message.

    Not to mention the annoying interface, you click a persons link/profile and it says there's no wall posts, or no new updates, yet five minutes later, there's suddenly a whole bunch you didn't see before.

    Uploading pictures is a pain in the rear to, as they don't expand to their original size, nor can they be enlarged.


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