Real-Name Policy

  • Is Facebook Bringing Back Rooms App as Part of Messenger?

    … Is Facebook’s shuttered stand-alone Rooms application coming back to life as part of Messenger? The social network introduced Rooms in October 2014, saying at the time that it was intended to bring users together to discuss topics of their choice with text, photos and videos, and without having to use their real names. However, those Rooms…

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  • Social X Marks the Spot for Anonymity on Facebook

    … With Facebook insisting that it will maintain its real-name policy, technology outfit Virtual Artifacts came up with a solution that combines the benefits of Facebook pages with the freedom of anonymity — its Social X application. Virtual Artifacts also announced the launch of Social X Community CRM, a companion customer-relationship…

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  • Facebook Expands Options for Alternative Names

    … Facebook may be holding firm to its real-name policy, but at least the social network is giving users more options when it comes to alternative names on their accounts. Users can now choose to add the following types of alternative names to their accounts: Nickname Maiden name Alternate spelling Married name Father’s name Birth name Former…

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  • Developers of Room App Blindsided by Facebooks’ Rooms App

    … real names. Room co-founders Damien Rottemberg and Frank-David Cohen told 9to5Mac they are considering legal action against Facebook, with Rottemberg, also the chief technology officer at Room, issuing the following statement: We don’t know what happened, if something was leaked from VCs (venture-capital firms) we were talking to that are very…

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  • A Blueprint to Facebook’s Rooms ‘Anonymous App’

    … The “anonymous chatting application“ that The New York Times’ Bits blog initially reported on earlier this month is now a reality, as Facebook introduced the latest app from its Facebook Creative Labs initiative, Rooms, a throwback to the Internet’s early days and a nod to anonymity, forums, message boards and chat rooms. Rooms, initially…

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  • REPORT: Facebook to Launch Anonymous App

    … While Facebook has stuck with its policy of requiring its users’ real names, co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg mentioned in a January cover story for Bloomberg Businessweek that the social network would not require real names for the separate, stand-alone applications it was developing. Evidence of this policy shift may rear its head…

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  • REPORT: Facebook Exploring Health Care Entry

    … Facebook insider” told Reuters that the social network’s product teams often discovered users with chronic ailments such as diabetes seeking advice via Facebook. Reuters pointed out that pharmaceutical companies are not permitted to advertise prescription drugs on Facebook, limiting targeted advertising opportunities. But how will a company…

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