Eric Schmidt: Google+ Is An Identity Service; Use Your Real Name Or Don't Sign On

Eric Schmidt: Use Your Real Name On Google+ Or Don't Sign On

Google+ was meant to be an identity service, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said this weekend, shedding some light on Google’s reasoning behind Google+’s controversial real-name policy.

Google's requirement that members of its social layer, Google+, use only their real names has been a point of contention for several weeks -- especially for people with uncommon names and people who prefer to use pseudonyms. Schmidt's comments at the Edinburgh International TV Festival reveal a new perspective on Google+.

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