Google+ just marked its third anniversary recently. Looks like with maturity comes bold decisions. Like allowing everyone to decide what their Google+ identity will be without boxing them into a corner and requiring a replica of the names as they appear on their identity card or passport (ok, that is exaggerated but you get the point).
This is part of the statement the Google+ team posted on their (you guessed it right) Google+ page yesterday:
Today, we are taking the last step: there are no more restrictions on what name you can use.
You can check out the entire statement on G+.
So go on if you’re big lover of Google+ and use that awesome nickname or alias you’ve always used everywhere else on the world wide web without fear that it would be taken down if Google found out. You’re no longer violating any terms. Does this mean we’ll also stop seeing alot of “in your face” approach towards the rollout and use of the social network on Google’s other apps and services and avoid future backlashes like the YouTube debacle? Just like the name restriction, this puts off a lot of people and influences a negative attitude towards what is an okay social media platform for those who love it.