Google+, Google’s latest attempt at developing a popular social networking service, has users in a tizzy because of its no-negotiation policy regarding what it takes to be fake profile names.
According to ZDNet, “a striking number of Google+ accounts” were deleted over the weekend because of questionable profile authenticity. Limor Fried, ZDNet notes, had her Google account revoked–but later restored–for using the pseudonym “Ladyada” on her profile. The site also notes that another suspended user, a former Google employee nonetheless, named Kirrily “Skud” Robert, was asked to scan a photo of his photo ID to prove it was indeed him. Even William Shatner got axed from Google+: the actor, who played Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek, tweeted on July 18, “My Google+ account was flagged for violating standards. Saying hello to everyone apparently is against the rules maybe I should say goodbye?”