Seth Rosenblatt reports:
Relenting in the fight against pseudonymity on the Internet, Google on Tuesday lifted its longstanding requirement that Google+ members use their real names.
In an anonymously written Google+ post, the company explained the reversal saying that while the former policy “helped create a community made up of real people,” it also reduced the participation of people who were not comfortable using their real names on the social network. As Google tied Google+ deeper into many of its services, including YouTube comments and its user accounts, the policy became an increasingly divisive issue.
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