What Schmidt and, presumably, Google wants is stable identities embedded in social networks. And it’s true such a platform requires effort and attention. However, a “real name” policy isn’t the way to get there. Neither is insisting that people use a more conventional name or their name on a government issued ID.
|—||Zeynep Tufekci, “Don’t Suspend Scout Finch, Mr. Schmidt. It’s Wrong and It’s Bad for Business.” | technosociology 8/30/11|