After six months of campaigning to change Google's pseudonym policy, I was thrilled to see this headline yesterday afternoon from the honest-to-god New York Times:
In a Switch, Google Plus Now Allows Pseudonyms
Woo Hoo! We Won! Or did we?
Over the next few hours I read dozens of conflicting reports from major internet publications, bloggers and social networkers:
As Clay Davis, my favorite politician from the The Wire would say, "Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeit!"
Google in its infinite genius has managed to come out with a new pseudonym policy that's even more ambiguous than its predecessors. It's as yet unclear whether the average pseudonymous Joe or Jane Doe can use their Twitter account for validation. Or whether your pseudonym will only be accepted if you have more than 10,000 followers and can document retweets from @scobelizer.
Beats me. Time will tell. Stay tuned.