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Google+ Solves Identity Crisis, Adds Nicknames

  • Google+, Tuesday, January 24, 2012 11:35 AM

Google plans to add support during the next few weeks for alternative names -- nicknames, maiden names, or names in other scripts -- alongside common names. Bradley Horowitz wrote in a Google+ post that based on feedback from the 1% of potential Google+ users appealing denials of profile names, some just want to add a nickname. In fact, 60% of these users want to add nicknames. About 20% of appeals are businesses attempting to set up their business as a Profile, rather than using Google+ Pages. And the remaining 20% either prefer to use a pseudonym or another unconventional name. Horowitz provides this example: If you’re Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jane Doe (Smith), or (Saurabh Sharma), you can now communicate your identity the way you want.

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