G+ gets a D- for blunder that axes TV royalty
Google + is boldly going where no-one has gone before. Up against facebook. But make no Bones about it, G+ is looking mighty sheepish after shafting the Shatner- even if they were trying to protect him from, well, himself.
That’s right, TV royalty, 62 year old William Shatner’s legitmate Google + account was deleted yesterday for ‘violating standards’. His crime? Not overacting, his music career or being Canadian, but simply saying hello to all of his Google + people*
Some sources are suggesting that Google + assumed he was a fake Kirk, before realising their error after he tweeted about it to his 646,327 followers on Twitter, and reinstating his account before lunchtime. He then wrote on his G+ home page “"I am back plusers! I still do not know what happened but I will refrain from saying hello again for a while just in case. My best, Bill.” It remains to be seen whether G+ will live long and prosper despite this teething glitch.
So to celebrate Google +’s log, and knowing you are an Enterprising lot, we thought we’d see how many Star Trek pun comments we can get on this story. To start you off here are some examples, courtesy of News.com.au
"William Shatner boldly went where few celebs have gone — and he paid the price for it." — Mashable
"William Shatner is no doubt setting his phaser to stun after having his Google+ account deleted for 'violating standards'." — Mail Online
So come on. Stun us with your brilliance.
* does anyone know what we are supposed to call them? Friends? Followers? Circles? Shapes? Addees?