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Anti-pseudonym Bingo

2011-07-08 17:25:35.152933+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

I tossed this in the comments to my Google+ notes, but it's too good to not share on the front page: Anti-pseudonym bingo

Also, yes, thank you, we are aware that a bingo card does not constitute a logical reasoned argument. You could, if you like, use it as a clue that we've heard some of your ideas before though.

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-07-10 11:17:49.1907+00 by: DaveP

Huh. My problem is not pseudonyms, it's too many google accounts. One I set up for orkut, one for adsense, one for adwords, etc. No way to merge them on google+ so there's multiple copies of me there.

As I snarked on facebook, is this how computers are making my life easier?

#Comment Re: made: 2011-07-11 00:12:12.915495+00 by: Larry Burton

I want to be known as e8jZb9Ti. You don't need to call me that but there is no reason I can't be the only e8jZb9Ti on the internet with multiple email addresses and names that you know me by at least one.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-07-11 01:35:48.791885+00 by: other_todd

My basic response to this was that consistency of identity was more important than real names. i.e. if Larry chooses to be e8jZb9Ti pretty much everywhere, and on the forums we both frequent, I can base my identity knowledge of him on that tag (after all, I've never met the man, so it's neither more nor less meaningful than "Larry Burton") ... then I don't give a good goddamn whether it's his real name, and I have no idea why Google would.

I have the opposite problem from Dave at Google - I have three different accounts there, and I'd really prefer that Google's snoops not be able to link them in any way, which means their multiple-login manager is not for me, and also means that it's a pain to switch between them in various places. For example it's beneficial for me to stay logged into YouTube at home - which means it's a pain for me to play with G+ on that machine, since normally I don't change logins often enough for the passwords to be second nature.