Name policy on Google+

Date: 24 Aug 2011 02:48 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] mariposa_regina
Years ago I was in a thread on Yahoo about a stock I had purchased. Pretty mundane stuff. Until it got ugly, and I do mean ugly. Profanity and vulgarity and people venting anger because they could, they knew they wouldn't be held accountable. Especially virulent were the attacks on women.

So I've been thinking about the Google name policy and I think it's a very good idea. If people don't like it there are alternatives, it's not the only game in town. But it may be the only game that stays accountable.

Re: Name policy on Google+

Date: 27 Aug 2011 05:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] selki
"Removing anonymity won't stop the online flame wars"
-- http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2007/jul/12/guardianweeklytechnologysection.privacy
In fact, contrary to expectations, her experiments demonstrated that students who were familiar with each other took more liberties on screen, not fewer. “There was four times as much flaming when they knew each other than when they didn’t,” Dyer says.

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