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Posted by on Sep 22, 2012 in Social Networks |

Facebook poll asking if the names of their friends are real

Facebook poll asking if the names of their friends are real

For one reason or another, some people wander with with fake names or pseudonyms, without breaking the rules of use exactly . But apparently, those behind the social network is interested in who runs with his real name and who is not, and for that, nothing better than a survey.

The survey is quite simple: a window shows a picture of a friend, and the user is asked if the name of that person is real or not. The survey is anonymous and can choose “do not want to answer”, in case you do not want to accuse anyone, in fact, from Facebook say that this is just to learn more about how you use the social network, and there will be no retaliation or for anyone using a false name, or for those who would betray any of his friends.

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Did not specify either the scope of this survey nor how long ago are underway, but the truth is that beyond its effectiveness, it seems that this is the best way to find out about real or fake names. Less, when you touch a sensitive issue like the privacy of users. Of course, Facebook is ensuring that people who wonder about their name are not suspected of using false identities, but simply are chosen randomly by the system.

Link: Facebook Surveying Users About Their Friends’ Fake Usernames (TPM)

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