[lg policy] Language and Identity Planning on Facebook

Francis Hult francis.hult at UTSA.EDU
Thu Nov 17 14:59:01 UTC 2011

'Nymwars' debate over online identity explodes


Who has the right to decide how you're known on the Internet -- you, or the online service you're using? That simmering question, which erupted with the launch of the new Google (GOOG)+ social network this summer, rolled into a boil this week with two high-profile developments.


First, Facebook decided to enforce its "real names only" policy against internationally known author Salman Rushdie, changing his page -- without his consent -- to the name on his passport, Ahmed. 


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