This comes as a surprise to many of us. We’re quite sure you know about the maestro known as MuscleNerd. Member of the iPhone Dev Team, he is credited with releasing jailbreak and unlock solutions for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. A renowned name in the iPhone hacking arena and he is always referred to by his pen name which is MuscleNerd. We’ve never actually heard of his real name because he does not wish to share it on the internet. MuscleNerd has a strong following on Twitter but it looks like Google+ isn’t a place where he can building a huge following, not with their stringent policies in place.
MuscleNerd has been suspended from Google+. His profile has been suspended on the premise that he has not provided his real name. Google has it in the Terms and Conditions of Google+ that all users must provide their real names. MuscleNerd didn’t do that, which led to him being suspended from Google’s infant social network.
Google+ was launched earlier last month in June and is currently in field trial only. You need an invite currently in order to use Google+ as public registration has still not be opened. If you’d like to try out Google+. don’t hesitate to ask us for a free Google+ invitation. This new social network was launched in competition to Facebook and Twitter that currently dominate online social networking globally. Within the span of one month, Google+ has grown to 18million+ users, hinting a promising future for the internet search giant’s new social network.
Google really seems to be enforcing its policies. They have also asked all Google+ users to set their profiles to public by the end of this month or face being banned from the network. No other social network has such stringent policies and for Google to make real names for profiles a mandatory requirement, it may cause some privacy buffs to speak out. Logically speaking, it is obvious that MuscleNerd has legit reasons for not wanting his real name to get out on the internet. We know that the internet is filled with creeps and equally creepy stalkers that can also bring harm upon you. A person who is already followed nearly quarter of a million people on Twitter would obviously not want people to find out where he lives and what he really does. So what if he doesn’t want to give out his name? Why does Google have a problem with that?
We’ll update you further when we hear more on this. For now though, it can be safely said that the submission of real names is mandatory for using Google+, whether you like it or not. Please do share with us what you think about this unnecessary obligation by commenting below.