When I began blogging for MakerBot, it was with the stipulation that I would be able to continue to blog under my pseudonym. This was not a problem at all. In fact, I was assured that many people go by their adopted ‘nym’s which are more reflective of who they are than their given names ever were. I’m saddened and disappointed that Google+ does not recognize this and is apparently banning people from their Google accounts for using pseudonyms.
Seriously, guys? E-mail addresses, logins, Google accounts, they’re all pseudonyms of some fashion. If Google+ is supposed to be the equivalent of posting my driver’s license online to confirm my name, physical address, and organ donor status, you can delete my account right now. If, instead, it is about letting people use the names they’ve chosen to participate in social interactions with people who really only know them by those names… Then stop banning people.