[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzUX_3pfwLU&w=560&h=315]

Video Summary

The video displays a discussion between Brett Bumeter and Warren Whitlock on the topic of whether someone should setup a Google Plus account with a personal name or a business name to start with.
Warren mentions that Google requires identifying your account with your real name. He also highlights that people are smart enough to figure out what’s real and what’s fake. He gives different analogies along with an example of Betty Crocker explaining how one can use a pseudo name.

Some takeaways from this discussion –

  • Anybody can create pages in Google Plus. Pages can be developed for characters, stories, movies and much more
  • Be authentic, be real
  • Create separate pages for characters, stories, personalities and keep your personal profile separate
  • Try to mix and match with your initials to create a unique identifier to make you stand out
  • Creating your unique ID enables you to be civil while posting comments and sharing your views

Warren recommends avoiding creating IDs with a same name as some famous personality or replicating their information. Instead if your information matches with someone already existent, one can play around with the initials or pseudo names to create a unique identity, domain name or even a twitter handle. Make sure to stick with what you create.