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(The New York Times)   NY Times reminds you to use your real name on Facebook, otherwise advertisers will be unable to sell you things   (nytimes.com) divider line 21
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2012-11-13 06:41:44 AM
Congratulations to Ric Romero for getting a job at the Times.
 
2012-11-13 06:45:55 AM
I have one fake Facebook profile, it's a classic Twilight Zone character, and I use it to comment at websites that demand Facebook logins. And there are at least a dozen other people with a profile of the same name.

So in that context, as well as the context of the article -- faking out employers -- Facebook incentivizes people to create fake profiles.
 
2012-11-13 06:49:46 AM
Last year, November 14, 2011, the author wrote this article: Rushdie Runs Afoul of Web's Real-Name Police

SAN FRANCISCO - The writer Salman Rushdie hit Twitter on Monday morning with a flurry of exasperated posts. Facebook, he wrote, had deactivated his account, demanded proof of identity and then turned him into Ahmed Rushdie, which is how he is identified on his passport. He had never used his first name, Ahmed, he pointed out; the world knows him as Salman.

She also has an easily googlable facebook profile.
 
2012-11-13 06:52:10 AM
NY Times so soon forgets we've lost all respect for their once mighty name for the shenanigans pulled by their past employees. Elitist dooshbag newspaper if there ever was one.
 
2012-11-13 07:00:26 AM
Anonymous posting encourages anti-social online behaviors. It's easy to be an asshole if you can hide behind a pseudonym, and even easier if you never divulge any actual information.

People who don't tie their real names to their online personas are cowards.
 
2012-11-13 07:05:38 AM
Who really reads comment sections any way?
 
2012-11-13 07:15:43 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Anonymous posting encourages anti-social online behaviors. It's easy to be an asshole if you can hide behind a pseudonym, and even easier if you never divulge any actual information.

People who don't tie their real names to their online personas are cowards.


It's a lot easier to disappear into a crowd with a name like Smith than something much less common. While I have a similarly common first name to what is in your profile, my last name makes me the only one with it in North America. Not wanting to share my name doesn't make me a coward, I just like my privacy, thanks.
 
2012-11-13 07:28:55 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: People who don't tie their real names to their online personas are cowards.


That's dumb. Why do you people get a voice and suddenly treat it like you're on the floor of the Continental Congress?
 
2012-11-13 08:05:50 AM
Facebook needs to ban middle names. People who think they're being cutesy and clever aren't.
 
2012-11-13 08:07:37 AM
 
2012-11-13 08:16:48 AM
I would like to know how facebook managed to convince companies that 'likes' equal money.
 
2012-11-13 08:46:15 AM

Sybarite: Facebook needs to ban middle names. People who think they're being cutesy and clever aren't.


First time I've heard that, never seen someone have an issue with a middle name.
 
2012-11-13 09:48:59 AM
Maybe the solution is not to trust Facebook as a serious business.
 
2012-11-13 10:26:06 AM
I agree. I follow this practice with my Facebook account and all of you should as well.

signes, I.P. Freely.
 
2012-11-13 11:59:17 AM
They keep forgetting that a lot of women don't like being stalked by psycho exes or new "friends".

I have my real name on FB, but no age or gender and I live in Ulan Bator (wink wink).
 
2012-11-13 12:32:07 PM
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No more friend requests from a Mr Homer Sexual!!
 
2012-11-13 12:58:24 PM
Facebook account numbers are the mark of the beast.
 
2012-11-13 01:43:25 PM
I use my realk name Chuck U Farley.
 
2012-11-13 07:01:39 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Anonymous posting encourages anti-social online behaviors. It's easy to be an asshole if you can hide behind a pseudonym, and even easier if you never divulge any actual information.

People who don't tie their real names to their online personas are cowards.


But what if your name is I.P. Freeley.
 
2012-11-14 12:54:47 AM
Google keeps mournfully reminding me that they've figured out I'm not using a real name, and so all special features like G+ and some images thing are disabled until I fix it.

Can I access YouTube, GooglePlay, and gmail?

Oh I can.

Yeah I'll get right on that "real name" thing.
 
2012-11-14 05:52:02 AM
When I used FB (for a very short period of time, account is deactivated), a girl from HS was all upset because I didn't use my real name. She even went on a rant about how it was against FB's TOS. I told her to report me and she just couldn't believe that I didn't care enough if FB went ahead and deleted me. 

If it came down to Twitter v. FB, I'd pick Twitter.

Not that I participate in Twitter every day, nor do I care about 95% of who is tweeting what, but I have to admit, during a crisis (read: Hurricane Sandy), Twitter was an excellent source of information from the local news channels when power is out and all one has is their phone.

People were tweeting for realtime info in their specific areas and those at the news manning the hash tag would get immediate answers back to folks.
 
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