Google Banned Facebook Product Director Blake Ross From Google+ *

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Update: He’s back! (h/t ReadWriteWeb’s Marshall Kirkpatrick)Previously:

Facebook product director Blake Ross tweeted that he was banned from Google+, ostensibly because of his name. 

Google tries to keep fake names off Google+ (not very successfully, judging by the people who add us to their circles), but Blake Ross isn’t exactly a name that breathes “fake.”

Ross speculates that Google might be banning all Facebookers and says, “I smell fear.”

We wouldn’t be so brash. We went through a dozen Google+ profiles of people who work at Facebook, from the executive team on down, and none of them seem to have been booted out.

Edit: As ReadWriteWeb’s Marshall Kirkpatrick points out here and in the comments to this post, there are at least eight other people named Blake Ross on Google+.

So this looks like just a fluke, which happens to a site which is just getting started and experiencing massive growth

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