Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.160.254.203

Forum Moderators: httpwebwitch & not2easy

Message Too Old, No Replies

Report: Facebook Launches Verified Accounts and Pseudonyms

     
2:38 pm on Feb 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

Administrator from GB 

WebmasterWorld Administrator engine is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:May 9, 2000
posts:22282
votes: 236


Report: Facebook Launches Verified Accounts and Pseudonyms
[techcrunch.com]
Facebook, a service built on real names and real identities, will tomorrow start allowing prominent public figures to verify their accounts and then opt to display a preferred nickname instead of their birth name. Those with verified accounts will gain more prominent placement in Facebook’s “People To Subscribe To” suggestions.
5:38 pm on Feb 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Sept 4, 2001
posts:2143
votes: 7


No insult to any facebook employees, but I do not think I would want to submit a copy of any government issued photo ID to them given the information that may be contained thereon.

Marshall
5:51 pm on Feb 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

Administrator from GB 

WebmasterWorld Administrator engine is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:May 9, 2000
posts:22282
votes: 236


If you're a leading personality, and subject to fake accounts that may be misleading to their fans, I can see the value in it.
7:15 pm on Feb 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Sept 4, 2001
posts:2143
votes: 7


I am not saying this is not useful and does not have value. My thought is in regards to personal identifiable information that facebook people do not need to know that may be printed on a government issued ID. It has a potential for identity theft.

Marshall
 

Join The Conversation

Moderators and Top Contributors

Hot Threads This Week

Featured Threads

Free SEO Tools

Hire Expert Members