Google+ comments already added to YouTube app; YouTube creator hates it
posted by Michael H. / Nov 08, 2013, 9:20 PM
The change has made its way to the Android YouTube app, and it hasn't even required an update to the app. If you check out the comments section of a
As we mentioned, not everyone is happy with the change (mostly because it makes it slightly more difficult to be an awful troll), and one of those who seems to be pretty annoyed is the co-founder of YouTube Jawed Karim. It has been 8 years since Karim did anything on YouTube, and that was to post the very first video ever on the site. But, Karim has come out of hibernation to post the question, "why the f*** do i need a google+ account to comment on a video?" (profanity censored by us.)
Of course, beyond the push for better identification with comments (which would hopefully mitigate some trolling) and the easy sharing to Google+, the move to Google+ comments also has a big effect on making replies easier to find, and improves surfacing the most relevant comments. But, some would still rather have the old system and their anonymity.
Posts: 262; Member since: Sep 06, 2011
Yeah it's bull google
posted on Nov 08, 2013, 9:26 PM 6
The slow death of YT continues under google. Google needs to stop trying to force G+ onto everyone.
posted on Nov 08, 2013, 10:22 PM 31
Posts: 224; Member since: Oct 10, 2012
Have you ever see those comments on YouTube? there is a lot kids with Youtube channels and there is a lot of haters. Im ok with G+ but there should be a choice for those who don't want G+ to comment. you will see more mature ppl and lest trash talker there,
posted on Nov 08, 2013, 11:41 PM 2
Posts: 214; Member since: May 18, 2013
It's inevitable that a troll, like you (mxy), would resent that fact that other trolls, will find it hard to hide on YT anymore. Soon you guys are going to run out of bridges to hide under. I await that day with joy.
posted on Nov 09, 2013, 6:04 AM 2
Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010
actually Im with Myx on this. Google + for comments suck. And actually it does nothing to stop trolls, as trolls can just setup a Google + account with someone else's name on it. Also since the comments allow you to post links now, this can be a potential way to spread malware via links, something that wasn't previously possible with the old comments system. Finally, if you look around, people can still mess with Youtube 4chan style.
posted on Nov 09, 2013, 5:03 PM 1
Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 17, 2013
Simple but completely true. Now i understand that Google owns youtube and if they are going to force google plus its just gonna happen most people will put up with it, but if google really wants to make people happy they make it an option. People want Youtube and google aint selling it anymore IMO.
posted on Nov 17, 2013, 1:49 AM 0
Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011
Actually I see some upside to it... Not only will obnoxious trolling be less common, there was always a bunch of spasm comments as well. I'll miss the way it was for many reasons, but I understand Google's decision.
posted on Nov 09, 2013, 8:11 AM 1
Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013
Actually I think this is good, this way people can avoid most people's misleading comments and opinionated BS. Also spamming? Also you can just created a fake account on Google. Can't ya?
posted on Nov 08, 2013, 9:27 PM 17
Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 15, 2013
There goes my Youtube account...............................................................................:->..............................
posted on Nov 08, 2013, 9:30 PM 1
Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013
I hate it. I was trying to comment on a video I was watching on motortrend and it wanted me to sign into Google. Apparently you can't comment unless you have a Google account and you sign in. Its so stupid.
posted on Nov 08, 2013, 9:40 PM 2
Posts: 23; Member since: Oct 04, 2012
I had the same feeling when i wanted to rate an app in the Play store. Since i deleted my G+ account i can't rate an app. Thats pretty non constructive imo. Perhaps the walled garden of Apple isn't so walled anyway :-)
posted on Nov 09, 2013, 5:36 PM 0
Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013
This is a really bad idea, Google was looking for a closed ecosystem by integrating G+ to Youtube. G+ is not as good with getting things social, the whole 'circles' and +1-ing ideas just don't cut it and a lot of anonymous people keep adding you to their circles esp the ones from say india or pakistani :(
posted on Nov 08, 2013, 9:53 PM 2
I honestly don't see why everyone's flipping out about this. Google bought YT ages ago. They created G+ and they've been pushing it ever since. They've been combing all their services together for easier management. It was only a question of time when this would happen, honestly. I mean, if you're the residential troll who just likes to throw sh×t while remaining anonymous. In that case, I understand your frustration.
posted on Nov 08, 2013, 10:13 PM 2
Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011
Why can't they just leave it as a share option? I'll never use Google+, I can guarantee that.
posted on Nov 08, 2013, 10:42 PM 3
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Unfortunately you don't have a choice. This is the only way Google will ever stay competitive with Facebook. On the other hand it's ironic how Android is focused on freedom and open-source.
posted on Nov 08, 2013, 11:18 PM 1
The question is whether they really need to compete with Facebook. You can't strongarm your way into the social networking sphere by forcing your service onto users, since it'll just result in people creating fake accounts and hating the service even if it gains a shred of popularity. I really like the idea of Google service integration, but I can't help but to think that a better option would be to have the tabs up top for the various Google services. Click on it and you're asked if you want to enable the service if you haven't already, and get asked if you want to choose a username or use your real name. This way people would perhaps make their G+ account eventually, and be logged in to it by simply using some other service, making it a very easy-to-use service. It's how Google used to work - be open, allow anonymity and don't force people to use things they don't want.
posted on Nov 09, 2013, 10:54 AM 1
Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 16, 2013
its just so stupid, i cant even comment on my own youtube videos, and when one of my subscribers comments on 3 times on my vid, google+ counts it as spam when its not, there isn't even a way to say his comments aren't spam. worse i cant see youtube notifications on damn youtube i have to find them on once again google+, its utterly retarded
posted on Nov 09, 2013, 9:09 AM 1
Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012
Why is everybody getting their panties in a knot? If you want to comment so bad, link/create a G+ account and just use it for that; Ignore it afterwards. If you're sure you won't ever try to look like an asshat by commenting in YouTube, you could always comment from your real G+ account. Gee! It's so hard to click/tap on some buttons! Now I NEED a G+ account? Eff you registration forms! Thou hast shackled me for so long, o' bearer of complicated tip-taps! Calm your tits, boys and gals. When you were a wee lad, your parents left you on your own for 6+ hours in a building they call "school" for years. I'm sure you can handle this.
posted on Nov 09, 2013, 3:02 PM 0
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