Broadway - 7:57 pm on Mar 5, 2013 (gmt 0)
What rags me is two fold:
1) Insisting on real names easily suppresses the flow of information and opinion. How many here on WW chose their real name for their screen name?
Google's insistence on the use of real names is basically saying that people are inherently bad. They will do bad things under the cloak of anonymity. That isn't the case and it's a sad way to look at human nature. Just because the "do no evil" corporation no longer lives by it's rule doesn't mean that others in the world don't.
2) I'm only looking for anonymity in posting, it doesn't bother me a lot that my Google+ account knows my real name. If I've posted using a pseudonym and done something wrong, then there is recourse for law enforcement. Get may real name from Google+. The use of a pseudonym doesn't side step accountability.