On Google+ And Traditional Aboriginal Names

So how's your Google+ account going? I hope it wasn't suspended for not using a real name like ours was (though you can now follow Aussie Gizmodo stories via my G+ account). Google's official rule is "use your full first and last name in a single language" — but what happens if you only have one legal name? Like those with traditional Aboriginal 'skin names'.

Lifehacker posed the question to Google Australia, and here's the response:

"I don’t have a specific comment for your enquiry about traditional indigenous names – but I would say that we’re in field trial mode, and taking on feedback and making changes during this time – for instance, on making one’s gender public or private."

Sounds reasonable to me, and you can follow the story further over at [Lifehacker]

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