Earlier today, Google+ made a move to ban all accounts not actually tied to people but instead tied to brands. This wasn’t surprising, they’ve been saying they were going to do this — it’s exactly why we never set up a TechCrunch account.
Knowing this, Mashable created one anyway. And quickly amassed 100,000+ followers. Sure enough, Google banned the account this morning.
But instead of that being the end of the story, Mashable changed the name and picture on the account to “Pete Cashmore”, the name of the CEO. Account restored.