Google no longer requires real names.
That's a good bit of info. I will reconsider joining. But like the AC says, the damage was done.
I need to update my interface with the internet, though. My public and private email accounts and aliases were good enough ten years ago. Not so now. I've been avoiding joining things like fb/yt/g+/LI/etc. I need a reasonable plan on how to approach dealing with the services that I want without releasing too much info.
I imagine I could roll my own servers. Play games with NAT and MAC's and routers. I suppose I've gotten lazy with vendor supplied routers, providing wired and wireless everywhere in the house.