Another way that Google+ gets identity wrong
This isn’t a post about the nym wars. I understand why people are upset about the real names policy, but I’m pretty ambivalent about it myself. I certainly don’t have anything to add to the great stuff that’s been said already by IdentityWoman, ESR, Kevin Marks and Charlie Stross.
My concern is more mundane – Google+ (and I’m starting to think Google generally) doesn’t get persona.
This problem manifests in two ways:
- G+ asks me to invite the same person (or put them into circles) multiple times.
- If somebody sends me a G+ connection request to my work email (or I guess any email besides my gmail) then I have to forward that email back to home and follow the link from there (G+, like gmail and various other Google services is blocked by the web filters at work).
Filed under: could_do_better, identity | 2 Comments
Tags: contacts, email, G+, google, home, identity, persona, profile, work