Actor and musician William Shatner has apparently had his Google+ account beamed up for “violating standards”, according to a tweet posted earlier this morning. He who loves TechCrunch tweeted the following message to his followers:
“My Google+ account was flagged for violating standards. Saying hello to everyone apparently is against the rules maybe I should say goodbye?”
Update: see, he’s back already. Can’t keep that man down.
Google+ is of course a brand new product, one that’s still in beta, so perhaps Google’s automated banning process is what got Shatner shunned from using the service. Florian Rohrweck, for one, believes a ton of users reporting Shatner’s profile as fake is what got the man suspended.
The actor himself hasn’t provided any details about the ban – nor has Google, who we’ve contacted about this – but I have a feeling that this was merely an anomaly and Shatner’s Google+ account will live long and prosper once it’s reinstated.
(Picture via Flickr user Greg ‘greginhollywood’ Hernandez – used with permission)
A Google project headed by Vic Gundotra and Bradley Horowitz, Google+ is designed to be the social extension of Google. Its features focus on making online sharing easy for users. “Circles,” think social circles, akin to Facebook’s lists. “Sandbar,” a user-unifying toolbar. “Sparks,” a search engine for sharing content between users. “Messenger,” a group messaging app that allows users to share with certain “Circles.” “Hangouts,” group video chatting designed to allow up to 10 users video chat at once. Each Google+ user can replace his...