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Response to Lifelong Protester (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 01:14 AM

34. No one has to do it. This is for celebrities that want to go by their stage name.

They have to fill out a form that says they are indeed the famous person they say they are in order to use the nick name of the famous person they say they are.


For example, Stefani Germanotta, aka Lady Gaga, could use Verified Accounts to verify that she is the famous Stefani Germanotta, to display her name as “Stefani Germanotta (Lady Gaga)”, or display it as simply “Lady Gaga” with Stefani Germanotta appearing the About page of her profile.

Lady Gaga would then appear more frequently in Facebook’s Subscribe suggestions. Additionally, those who enjoy her music wouldn’t accidentally subscribe to another person with the same birth name, or that registered an account with that name in hopes of duping subscribers and spamming them.

Facebook will manually approve alternative names to make sure they’re real stage names, pen names, or otherwise established monikers for applicants. It will need to be careful to avoid mistakenly verifying fake accounts, like Twitter did in the Wendi Murdoch fiasco.


This is a non-issue. There is no there there.

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