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I feel like I'm the only person writing about how much I dislike YouTube's new comments section. In an effort to reduce the number of famously stupid comments you have to read (but now the ones you see), they've changed the whole system to be associated with Google+. Their goals are noble, I suppose, but they haven't really taken into account the (supposedly) few people who do not want to sign up to Google+.

Let me repeat that to be very clear: I do not want a Google+ account.

In this (youtube-global.blogspot.com/20… blog, the authors write that 4 out of 5 people who write comments on YouTube videos have already synced their YouTube accounts with Google, or, in other words, signed up for Google+.

Here's how they got 4/5 people to use Google+:

You: I'm going to leave a comment!
YouTube: How do you want to name to appear? First/Last or your current YouTube name?
You: Uh, I guess I'll pick (either).
YouTube: Great! Enjoy your new Google+ account!
You: Enjoy my new what?

They tricked users into signing up (but still offered them a two week period to deactivate the Google+ account, which leads me to believe they expected people to be upset about agreeing to join a social networking site without realizing it) and are now bragging about its popularity.

I get it. Google is conquering the world. Every sleek new product they unveil is generally well accepted, like Google Wave. Google+, to my knowledge, received a general "meh" at best. Now they're making a specific audience sign up for it.

There's nothing wrong with pushing your service. People only get upset when you push too hard.
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Ben, Mr.
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Current Residence: Pensacola, FL
Favorite genre of music: Stuff I haven't even heard of
Shell of choice: Turtle
Favorite cartoon character: Mega Man
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Miss-Melis Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014   General Artist

How's that for messages in your inbox YO ;P...oh and hey!? Have you seen this... so cool! : www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoBELy…



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:iconmlsterben:
mlsterben Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That's a really high voice :O
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:iconmiss-melis:
Miss-Melis Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014   General Artist
I know right?!
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:iconjoe-roberts:
Joe-Roberts Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for F:+fav:ving
   
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:iconmlsterben:
mlsterben Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for whatever the hell that pictures is. :D
(It looks cool...)
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:icon8bit-artist:
8Bit-Artist Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the fav ben. i have other link paintings you might enjoy as well!
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:iconmlsterben:
mlsterben Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I know, I've been following your work for awhile. :D
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:iconzelbunnii:
Zelbunnii Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the favs ^^
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:iconmlsterben:
mlsterben Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the LoZ love. :D
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:iconzelbunnii:
Zelbunnii Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Y'know, you can watch me if you like my stuff so much :giggle:
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