Google+ Banning 'Wrong' Names
But standards are not clear: Gawker
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 26, 2011 11:15 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Planning to join the 20 million users of Google+? Better hope that your name passes muster. The newest social network is closing accounts for various name-related reasons, some of which are raising the eyebrows of bloggers like Ryan Tate. Though the official Google standard is to "use the name your friends, family, or co-workers usually call you," well-known people are getting banned for doing just that. Among them: MuscleNerd (a member of the iPhone Dev Team), Doctor Popular (nerdcore rapper), and AV Flox (sex blogger). (Some people, like Matthew Cock, have even used a real name only to have their account suspended.) Check out Gawker for more examples.