Google+ to allow pseudonyms

Recently, Google exec Vic Gundotra hinted that Google+ would soon be abandoning its strict ‘common names’ policy and would start supporting pseudonyms.

This has been a controversial issue, with both Google+ and Facebook banning users registered under nicknames.

For the record, Facebook, you can’t PROVE my name isn’t Optimus Prime.

Critics argue that a strict real names policy can put some people at risk, and limits their ability to express themselves online.

And the best part? There’s still time to rename my Google+ account before my mom finds it!