William Shatner kicked off Google+ for 'saying hello' too much

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Krystal Clark
Dec 14, 2012

William Shatner got the boot from Google+ (but only for a limited time). The veteran actor and sci-fi legend is one of the many people latching on to Google's latest social platform. But when he tried to get familiar with it, he accidentally broke one of its cardinal rules and was kicked off!

What did William Shatner do to deserve such treatment? Well, he sent a greeting to his fans. Really, that's all he did. He said hello to everyone. He put out a personal message to his admirers and Google+ immediately flagged it as spam.

Shatner went to Twitter and jokingly explained what happened between him and the folks at Google. "My Google+ account was flagged for violating standards. Saying hello to everyone apparently is against the rules maybe I should say goodbye?"

Luckily for him, his account was restored shortly after.

Shatner's one of the first celebs to take part in the Google+ movement, and his strange and short suspension makes it look unfriendly to public figures. Some people are still leery of hopping on the Google+ bandwagon. Are you one of them?

(via The Daily What Geeks)

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