I checked in today …to see if I had been let out of Google+ prison. Was my profile free to speak with the rest of the prisoners or not?
Apparently not. Now I am being informed that “business accounts” will be available soon.
This is my personal handle on account that is related to the professional side of my life. I only use my google gmail account to subscribe to PROFESSIONAL NEWSLETTERS. So anyone seeing my g-mail address it’s “email@example.com” does so on a professional context.
If I do “art” and if I crated an art identity it would be Kaliya Earth Waters - in a separate account, with a different e-mail. I manage my contexts by having separate accounts. Many many mnay people do. People with lots of privilege don’t feel it is worth the cost (time effort) / benefit trade off to do this. Many people from the who is hurt by real names policies do find the cost worth the benefits .
I already have an unconference site and sort of persona…without the cute handle ending – maybe I should work on that for that context.
I don’t plan on “friending” my friends form Highschool here in google, or friends from college or the Canadian National Water Polo team- thats what Facebook is for and I don’t use it much cause I don’t trsut them much. My “identity” as Identity Woman is the only one that is really relevant here in google+.
I am wondering what to do? Should I have you all leave comments that say yes – she is Identity Woman? Or ask for blog posts affirming this identity. Thoughts welcome.