LOCKED OUT OF SOCIAL MEDIA HEAVEN
🔒✨ Time for a chat about social media rules and the need for change. I totally get the importance of security measures like 2-step verifications, but there’s a frustrating issue impacting radio hosts and entertainers. 🎙️ They’re getting locked out of their accounts because their ID verification doesn’t match their stage name. 😫
In the past, adopting a stage name was a norm. It gave us that freedom and thrill to be someone different behind the mic, breaking free from our usual inhibitions. 🎭 Especially for those of us who were naturally shy and quiet in real life, like many radio people.
This account verification problem has been lingering for years, even on platforms like Facebook. And guess what? Yesterday, it happened to me on LinkedIn too! Apparently, they’ve made a few changes to their system. 😕 I provided news publications to prove my ID, but here’s the thing: my real name is Tracey, with a different surname on my ID. 📰🔍
However, in the radio industry, I’m widely known as Tracey Lee because I’ve been using that name since I was 13. 🎧 So, a heads-up:
Keep your passwords in a secure place, and
Make a note of your connected email, just in case.
You don’t want to forget that! 😉
Now, kudos to LinkedIn—they were super responsive. After a few back-and-forths with their support team, I was back in action within a day. Unlike Facebook, where it feels like they don’t have real humans or support bots! 😑 They’ll shut you down even if you provide them with your DNA and every ID you’ve ever owned. 🚫🙅♀️
Has anyone else experienced similar issues on different platforms? I’m curious about TikTok, Instagram, and more.
Let’s keep the conversation going! Change is needed, and let’s address the topic of stage names. 🌟🎭
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