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  • wu 3:16 am on July 25, 2011 Permalink |
    Tags: Google+, identity, nymwars, real name   

    Mike Cane’s xBlog on #nymwars 

    The Google+ Real Name policy is just utterly wrongheaded.
    It is against human nature.
    It is against Internet Culture.
    It is against the reality of how many people — writers, actors, performers, singers, artists — choose to identify themselves to everyone or to different market segments.
    The Real Name policy should be dropped.
    And Google has to right all the damage it has done.
    It has broken trust.  That is the mortal sin of the 21st century.


  • wu 4:22 pm on July 19, 2011 Permalink |
    Tags: darth vader, fictional, Google+   

    Death Star PR: An Open Letter to Google re: the “Fictionality” of Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine 

    What happened to you, Goo? Who hurt you? Did you unexpectedly have your heart broken by a really Hot Young Lady Search Engine who left you for a more brooding, buffer, Bad Boy Search Engine in Search Engine High School, thus making it difficult for you to trust others? Because we’ll be honest, you seem to be constantly searching for something. Something you won’t find by tearing down the happiness of others, just to make them as miserable as you feel.

    Should they just LIE and change their names to Dan Vader and Eugene Palpatine instead (as suggested by Scott Oldfield)? Is that what you want? Do you really want to create an online culture based on lies, where people regularly pretend to be somebody they’re not? What a horrible world that would be to live in.


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