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This picture was floating around the web and been a hot topic lately. Previously, in our Awake Mag and the district convention, the faithful and discreet slave provided us a clear resonating warning about the use of social medium and how it affects our relationship with Jehovah.

In line to this picture, my question is (if you have a social media profile) are you going to provide the ID they requested? Explain your stand.

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some points from

Why Google+ will never back down on real names...

Google's new social network, Google+, is shaping up to be a hit for the search engine giant.

And yet Google continues to court controversy with its real names policy, which asks users to represent themselves with their real names or risk having their accounts suspended.

Critics say the move is harmful to political activists, victims of harassment and numerous other groups for whom using a real name online might pose a safety risk.

So why is Google being so stubborn about this issue and risking bad PR for the sake of a minor technical change? Why not just allow usernames, as Twitter already does?...

Facebook's 'online passport'

Facebook is the biggest "identity service" on the Web, and the company is already on track to building what amounts to an "online passport."

http://articles.cnn.com/2011-08-29/tech/googleplus.real.names.cashmore_1_facebook-credits-google-chairman-eric-schmidt-identity?_s=PM:TECH

I have not got any of the ID asked for there....I have given my real name on Facebook and Google+ ...it would stop some of those apostate trolls stealing peoples identities and causing trouble...

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Due to rules of my household I'm not allowed to give out my personal info period ....

This was when I was going to set up a website for a class project ( at the time I thought she was being unreasonable but later on I understood why )

then asked could I set up a alias she said yeah ...but no details on where we live and stuff like that.....

When I joined Facebook there was no requirement for us to have that kind of info sent in...I think this is a scam personally.....but if it wasn't then I personally just wouldn't join...( I don't know if LJ ( livejournal ) has such requirements nowadays ...as I joined years ago but still that's too close for my comfort ...I mean you have people who stalk people online...and you never know who really has your info so no I wouldn't post or send this to any one

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I do not have, and have no desire to have, a Facebook/Google+/Twitter account so I guess I'll have to pass on the poll question.

Hypothetically - were I asked for such information which would be publicly available, I would refuse to join.

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This picture was floating around the web and been a hot topic lately. Previously, in our Awake Mag and the district convention, the faithful and discreet slave provided us a clear resonating warning about the use of social medium and how it affects our relationship with Jehovah.

The above should read "the faithful and discreet slave provided us a clear resonating warning about the use of social medium and how it affects could affect our relationship with Jehovah.

Remember, the faithful slave has also been clear that they are not telling people what to do, or that they cannot be on such sites if they choose. We have to be careful about making it sound like facebook and other sites are not allowed, because then apostates get so excited that they pee themselves.

In line to this picture, my question is (if you have a social media profile) are you going to provide the ID they requested? Explain your stand.

I am the only one who said I would comply. In doing so however, I would black out my drivers license number and my social security number.

When joining such sites, and plenty of others including JWTalk, you are asked to provide your REAL NAME and birthdate (I don't ask for a birth date though) and perhaps your location (I have a line for it which is mandatory during registration, but you can delete it afterwards). To give them false information would be a sin....

Hebrews 13:18 “We trust we have an honest conscience,

as we wish to conduct ourselves honestly in all things.”

A photo ID is simply for verification purposes. As long as you black out the information that would be detrimental to wind up in the wrong hands, I don't see a problem with it.

I've never seen the screen that you have captured above. I verified my account via mobile phone number.

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No definitly not.... you would never know what can then be done with your personal details... to provide a name is one thing but to link the name to a picture is another !!

But don't you do that as soon as you start uploading and sharing pictures, especially when you tag them or make one your profile pic?

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No definitly not.... you would never know what can then be done with your personal details... to provide a name is one thing but to link the name to a picture is another !!

But don't you do that as soon as you start uploading and sharing pictures, especially when you tag them or make one your profile pic?

True but that's why I don't use a regular picture of me for my profile picture anywhere ...too many people like to use Photoshop and put your head so someone else's body...sometimes even on porn sites ( ugh )

there was an article in a newspaper about a columnist's friend and his friend who did this to him .....he was flattered ...me I would have been pissed beyond all reasons...and would have put an end to that friendship too me it is a violation of trust...but I completely get what you are saying though

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Hypothetically - were I asked for such information which would be publicly available, I would refuse to join.

On Google+ David just uses his last initial and so far no problems. I know on Facebook you can go by a nickname instead of your real name (at least you used to). And here the "First Name Only" field overrides the "Full Real Name" field for the sake of privacy.

I agree, I think it is wrong to force people to display certain information publicly. Other information, perhaps not so bad.

It's interesting how attitudes change. We started off as usernames here, and then the users at the time wanted to go by real names and so we did that for awhile (this is after Facebook caught on and softened everyones stance on privacy), and then later when we went from being a Referral Only site to a Public one, we switched back to usernames instead of real names.

All in all, I think people appreciate being able to use a username. I've linked my username to my real identity over the last couple years, and kinda wish I didn't.

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True but that's why I don't use a regular picture of me for my profile picture anywhere ...too many people like to use Photoshop and put your head so someone else's body...sometimes even on porn sites ( ugh )

there was an article in a newspaper about a columnist's friend and his friend who did this to him .....he was flattered ...me I would have been pissed beyond all reasons...and would have put an end to that friendship too me it is a violation of trust...but I completely get what you are saying though

I get what you are saying. Being on the web is a risk, no matter what site it is.

I am thinking about the above scenario and how the best way to try and circumvent such a thing from happening is to have a profile pic that is not really you, and then make sure you are only allowing friends, or just family, to see your photo albums and the like. But even in the story you told it was his friend that did it.

It would have ended the friendship for me too...

... and maybe because I had to dump his body off in a lake somewhere in the middle of the night :P

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My comments, just my own thoughts with which you are entitled to disagree...

As Christians we wish to "Conduct ourselves honestly in all things" and in our daily lives we have no reason to hide who we are. In business dealings we tell the truth about ourselves in recognition that the other party is providing a service, or credit . Is that true of the internet and social media sites?

When I visited Facebook it was obvious that many people had uploaded an avatar instead of a personal photo and given themselves an on-line identity. I did , in fact register, but I chose to do so using my mother's maiden name. Is that dishonest or practical wisdom?

I think it is the latter. The Society has described our honesty as speaking the truth to those who have a right to know the answer, not meekly to everybody. Given the dire warnings from The Society and others I think it is silly to give your actual name and photo and info.

BTW. My Facebook experience did not last long, I saw nothing there to interest me......

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The question is a serious but the picture i provided is not really true as this picture has no reliable source but lately it bothers me the issue of pseudonym. This is the real issue that I want to be discuss here.

I never use my real names and identifying info in any social media site maybe pics but that's the farthest thing i could provide in there. I'm really against of using my real name since this is the WWW. I am using facebook mainly because my neighbors and former high school friends are there. But the name that I use there is my nickname in real life.

@Dismal_Bliss thanks for the correction. I am not really fluent in english.

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I suppose it depends on what you want to go on social media sites for...if you are only going to have contact with those you know...it would not really matter because you have privacy controls.

But...if you are looking to meet new people ...you would put something about your self on your profile...otherwise I do not see the point of going on there.

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I have used my full "real" name on two websites, this one and another "Witness" site. For Google+ and everywhere else, I use Chuck Musky (Not my real surname) and have not had a problem with Google +. How would they even know it wasn't my name or not?

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No definitly not.... you would never know what can then be done with your personal details... to provide a name is one thing but to link the name to a picture is another !!

But don't you do that as soon as you start uploading and sharing pictures, especially when you tag them or make one your profile pic?

I don't tag photo's but yes your right about the profile pic... which is why I changed mine :)

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I've never seen any site ask for that information. I suspect that picture is a fake.

Me too :detective:

I have both Facebook and Google+ with my real names. But I have never seen a social site ask for IDs, passports etc. Facebook doesn't, Google+ doesn't.

If a site asked for such things I would NOT give that information since it would probably be a trick to steal our identities for the purpose of financial fraud.

I'm going to repost what the WT for THIS WEEKS STUDY SAYS:

July 15, 2011, pages 11,12 paragraph 7.

"Jehovah has given us a precious gift

to help us make decisions—our “perceptive

powers.” However, these powers need

to be trained “through use.” (Heb. 5:14)

Following the crowd would not train our

perceptive powers; nor, on the other hand,

would a host of rigid rules in matters of conscience.

That is why, for example,

Jehovah’s

people are not given a list of films, books,

and Internet sites to avoid. Because this

world changes so fast, such a list would be

outdated soon after it was made.

(1 Cor. 7:

31) Worse, it would deprive us of the vital

work of weighing Bible principles carefully

and prayerfully and then making decisions

on the basis of those principles.—Eph. 5:10."

My Grandpa who was of the anointed and a very faithful brother and meticulous researcher of God's word ALWAYS emphasized learning and UNDERSTANDING BIBLE PRINCIPLES.

We all need to work on this because we live in a world that has forgotten how to reason. Everyone wants rules spelled out in long lists. They don't want to think and reason on anything.

Jehovah's people DO NOT DO THAT.

Study God's study thoroughly every day. Get to know Jehovah's thoughts and feelings on matters and then let these principles guide us INDIVIDUALLY. And stop worrying about what everyone else may or may not be doing. If we love Jehovah we will be striving OUR best to make OUR OWN conscientious decisions BASED ON BIBLE PRINCIPLES.

Also we do NOT impose our decisions on others. The decisions they make are between themselves and Jehovah.

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[We have to be careful about making it sound like facebook and other sites are not allowed, because then apostates get so excited that they pee themselves.

Bob, this is hysterical!!! I literally laughed out loud!!! I didn't even finish reading your post. I will get back to it now. Just had to let you know I LOVED the above comment you made.:lol1:

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