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Introducing a new level of irony...

Introducing a new level of irony... | Nymwars | Scoop.it
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Profile pics on social media sites pose privacy risk, researcher warns

It's getting easier for strangers to identify people and infer detailed information about them from their publicly available pictures on sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn, a researcher said at Black Hat.
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Five reasons to stay off Google+ for now | ZDNet

I like Google+ a lot. But, it’s having major teething problems.
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Can Google's Profile Name Policy Be Called Hubris? | Strategic communication and social networking for small businesses

Can Google's Profile Name Policy Be Called Hubris? | Strategic communication and social networking for small businesses | Nymwars | Scoop.it
Google's policy on your name in your Google Plus profile needs a lot more clarity and consistency. Celebrities and connected people seem to get a free pass.
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Google+ gives Facebook exec the boot | ZDNet

When a Facebook executive gets banned from Google+ for using his real name, is it malice, or just an honest mistake?
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Identity Formation in Virtual Worlds and Social Networks

Identity Formation in Virtual Worlds and Social Networks | Nymwars | Scoop.it

"Psychological identity formation mediates our visceral sense of self through the reflecting chamber of the external world. As the image above depicts, there is an ongoing interplay between our projection of self to others and the affirming or contradictory stories others project about us."

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Jay Blanc - Google+

Jay Blanc - Google+ | Nymwars | Scoop.it

Apparently confirmed.If Google force a European Account Holder to have a public Google Profile with their "real name" on it, they are BREAKING THE LAW.…...
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Pseudonymity Debate Comes Down to Silicon Valley Machine Versus the New York State of Mind

Pseudonymity Debate Comes Down to Silicon Valley Machine Versus the New York State of Mind | Nymwars | Scoop.it
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"Real Name" policies: They just don't work.

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Google+ Slogan Poster 03

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Scaling Google+ - O'Reilly Radar

"In a recent interview, Google's Joseph Smarr discussed what he's learned from Google+ thus far."
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Google+ Real Name Debate Coverage

Hundres of links to articles on the Google+ pseudonymity issue.
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Google+ Stumbles Over Identity

Google+ Stumbles Over Identity | Nymwars | Scoop.it
I started to see hints of it last week, but I now believe Google+ is in full stumble-mode over user identity and naming.
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Government to Monitor Social Networks For “Extremist Propaganda”

Government to Monitor Social Networks For “Extremist Propaganda” | Nymwars | Scoop.it

"Despite the White House document’s claim that, “opposition to government policy is neither illegal nor unpatriotic and does not make someone a violent extremist,” the Department of Homeland Security has gone out of its way to characterize adversaries of big government as potential domestic terrorists."

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New Google Interview: All Seeing. All Knowing. But Not Evil.

Botgirl's latest interview with Google about their Google+ real name policy.
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Liminal states :: Nymwars! Part 3 of Google+ and Diversity

embracing apparent contradictions, diversity and change...
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The Google+ Nymwars: Where Identity and Capitalism Collide

"What Google seems to want from Google+ users is their full legal names, although it will not come out and admit this. Not just that, but only full legal names which conform with Western European/North American naming standards."

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Argh! Another Facebook Zuckerberg Wants to Kill Off Anonymity

Argh! Another Facebook Zuckerberg Wants to Kill Off Anonymity | Nymwars | Scoop.it
Facebook's marketing director Randi Zuckerberg, sister to Mark, has joined the ranks of tech giants calling for an end to online anonymity and pseudonyms.
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Google Plus Bans Creator of Firefox, Facebook Product Director, For Using His Real Name

Google Plus Bans Creator of Firefox, Facebook Product Director, For Using His Real Name | Nymwars | Scoop.it

There are currently eight people with Google Plus profiles under the name Blake Ross, but the Blake Ross that cofounded Firefox years ago and is now the Director of Product at Facebook is no longer one of them.
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“I’m Your Biggest Fan, I’ll Follow You Until You Love Me”

“I’m Your Biggest Fan, I’ll Follow You Until You Love Me” | Nymwars | Scoop.it

Anonymity, Privilege, and the Quest for Personal Truth This article will be a rather long one so I beg your forgiveness in advance, but it is a piece...
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Another one bites the dust. Thanks Google+ - Documental.ly

Another one bites the dust. Thanks Google+ - Documental.ly | Nymwars | Scoop.it
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My Name Is Me | Supporting your freedom to choose the name you use on social networks and other online services.

My Name Is Me | Supporting your freedom to choose the name you use on social networks and other online services. | Nymwars | Scoop.it
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Google+ Slogan Poster 02

Google+ Slogan Poster 02 | Nymwars | Scoop.it
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Google+ Slogan Poster 01

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Ranking Identity

"Facebook and Google both maintain policies and “terms of service” agreements regarding the services they offer. In theory Google and Facebook can make any damn demands they bloody well want, and for a free service their clientèle should bloody well accept this."
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