While I'm willing to give Google the benefit of the doubt that they're not "being evil", that only leaves the possibility that instead, they're being inept. I'm not sure which is better.
Reshared post from +Jonathan Schofield
Communication failures in the Google+ 'name' debacle need fixing fast
What happens when:
A. You leave your policies open to interpretation
B. You launch a product that is a runaway success and then say nothing on your public blog about it afterwards
C. You communicate only through the product itself, a product which has no global messaging system at present
Yup, that's right, misinformation, distrust and paranoia step in and spread like wildfire .
To look at http://googleblog.blogspot.com, you'd think that nothing had been happening inside G+ since they launched it nearly a month ago.
If the 'field trial' status of G+ means they don't want to say too much on their corporate blog because it would overshadow everything else that they do, then create a dedicated blog – their audience is not just all G+ users but all potential ones as well.
Communicating inside G+
It's great that +Bradley Horowitz said what he did on Monday  but that only directly reaches people who have Circled him, or through the lens of people who share that post (who may themselves be distrustful of it).
I mentioned yesterday  that G+ is poor for "friendly permalinks, findability of content, and semantic formatting and readability of lengthy posts".
There really ought to be a mechanism for important global messages to appear prominently and then be easily dismissed. 37Signals do this pretty well in Basecamp.
There also should be an easy means to find the Google execs with whom the buck stops, but via a list that is maintained by Google, not members of the community ! That should be on the blog as well.
 +Alice Cabrera https://plus.google.com/u/0/100772959431098862192/posts/dzbBT43Bx3r
 +Craig Kanalley https://plus.google.com/103399926392582289066/posts/LX4g7577DqD
Violet Blue's article below found via +Jake Sharman and +Mark Davidson.
PS: is Violet Blue on G+ or is she also a victim of the Pseudonym crackdown? Guess I should have looked, she is!