Well we’ve pretty much concluded that Google wants you to use your real name on Google Plus. However, Google’s current Chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt, added more direct answers to the question. When asked this weekend how Google justified their position when people could be placed at risk, Schmidt, according to Andy Carvin of NPR, stated “G+ was build primarily as an identity service, so fundamentally, it depends on people using their real names if they’re going to build future products that leverage that information.”
He goes on to say that, “Regarding people who are concerned about their safety, he said G+ is completely optional. No one is forcing you to use it. It’s obvious for people at risk if they use their real names, they shouldn’t use G+.”
So basically, if you want to use Google Plus, use your real name. If you can’t use your real name, don’t use Google Plus. What are your thoughts on this? Is Google right in your opinion? Hit up the comments and let us know. BTW, are you using Google Plus?