Real Names

    • Facebook Testing Rooms Feature for Messenger in Australia, Canada

      The Rooms feature in Messenger that Facebook began testing in September has been rolled out to users in Australia and Canada. The social network introduced a stand-alone Rooms application 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.

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  • 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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  • Twitter Begins Application Process for Verified Accounts

    … to a person, the name reflects the real or stage name of the person. If the account is a corporation or company account, the name reflects the real name of the corporation or company. The profile and/or header photo reflects the person, the corporation’s branding or the company’s branding. If the account is a corporate or company account, the email…

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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’

    … ourselves allowed us to bring forward sides of ourselves that we really like. It’s a creative expression of who we are. And then I think more practically, what you want to call yourself changes depending on the use case or where you are. In terms of the negative sides of pseudonymity and anonymity, I think that it’s not necessary that those things…

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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…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 9 readers -
  • REPORT: Facebook Exploring Health Care Entry

    … that has come under fire for its privacy policies regarding much less sensitive information be able to assure users that their medical information is safe? Frank Williams, CEO of health software and services company Evolent Health, told Reuters Facebook’s real-name policy may prove to be the biggest obstacle, suggesting that users would prefer…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 8 readers -
  • Little Resolved in Facebook Meeting with LGBT Activists Over Real-Name Policy

    Facebook did not budge on its real-name policy in a meeting Wednesday at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., with activists representing the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community and drag queens, with the only concession being a promise to reinstate deleted profiles for two weeks, which did little to quell anger toward the social network.

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