Google+ Real Name Policy vs. Users; The Battle Continues

Google+ Real Name policy has now reached a point where neither Google nor users are willing to back down with the former definitely having an edge of more control over user accounts.

The Real name policy doesn’t allow any user to use a pseudonym or nickname on Google+. Previously Google adopted a more harsh method of booting users off of Google+ without any warning or intimation.

As it stands now, the search engine giant will be providing a four day grace period to its users to clean up their profile and start using their real names. (See video below for the announcement).

'If we find that your profile name does not adhere to our policy, we’ll give you a 4-day grace period to fix your profile name before we take further action.' Said Saurabh Sharma, product manager on the Google+ team. This hasn’t gone very well with the users and negative comments have been flowing continuously on YouTube.

Privacy advocates along with users have been defending the right to use a pseudonym or a nick name on social media but Google+ seems to be adamant about its policy and doesn’t want to budge.

According to Google, the aim behind its Real Name policy is to enforce a more responsible social behaviour while on the net and to position itself to combat content spam and the creation of fake profiles.