July 18, 2011, 2:51 PM — Fame will get you past a lot of velvet ropes and into a lot of sold-out shows.
Infamy will keep you out of places that already bore your friends.
Everyone and their cousin has an invitation to Google+, the newest, wowest, gee-whizziest social network that's effectively the same as every other social network, but has a huge advantage in not being Facebook.
Everyone except one collective noun of hackers. A brief note on one AnonNews page groused that the Anonymi's collective Google+ account had been suspended and its Gmail account put out of service.
Google has faced down dictatorial regimes including the Chinese government (before giving in), the publishing industry and Microsoft turned its face from Anonymous because the group's profile and account violate "Community Standards."
None of them happened on Google+, though only coincidentally. Google jumped the guy to shut down the Anonymi's + accounts simply for their reputation (and long history of hackery elsewhere, though not, I repeat, in the demesnes of Google+.
It should at least have given them a chance to pre-emptively retaliate before Google took their access away.
The Anonymi are therefore shut out from the hottest new social networking platform, unless they choose to sign up individually or sign back up as a group but lie about their name.
Instead, Anonymous – which is more a social network than a rigidly organized group anyway– is forming its own social network called AnonPlus.
If there's a "Plus" in that equation it's more likely to be one increasing the high-strength of a DDOS a social-networking function that's new to the Anon.
Its home page is a lot more ominous than Facebook's (which becomes more ominous the more you learn about it, and the more it learns about your.