In a trifecta of social networking drama, Facebook product director Blake Ross has taken to Twitter to complain about being banned from Google+ for violation of "Community Standards."
(Update: ReadWriteWeb reports that Ross' account has been reinstated, and an account deletion bot was the culprit.)
The "Community Standards" in question are usually invoked when a fake name is used on a Google+ profile. But that doesn't apply to Ross, who signed up for Google Plus under his real name. He's not even the only Blake Ross on Google's social network.
"Google+ banned me for having the audacity to be named Blake Ross? Are they just banning all FB'ers? I smell fear."
My take: Google+ is expanding far faster than the search giant was prepared for, with 25 million users in just over a month. There's no excuse for Google's often draconian account deletion policies. But it's important not to attribute malice to what's probably just growing pains for the fledgling social network - even if it is a key executive from rival Facebook who got burned.
Of course, the real question is whether these mistakes are, in fact, growing pains - or Google+ getting stretched to breaking.