As I’m sure all of you know, Google has integrated the comment section between YouTube and Google+. Forcing YouTube users to get a Google+ account and thereby using their actual name when making comments. It’s Google’s attempt to unify it’s products and services under one roof, as well as control the insidious abyss of internet tough guys that it the YouTube comment section. Now many are pissed off that Google would force it’s users to use their social media site against their will. Especially if they have no interest in using social media at all. Let me say that your complaints are completely without merit and here’s why.
Google owns YouTube
This maybe hard to believe, but Google owns YouTube. It has for sometime. It doesn’t belong to us, it belongs to them. They run the servers, store the information, manage the comment sections, trouble shoot the problems and manage the search algorithms. In other words, they run the whole show. Google is clearly trying to consolidate it resources by putting it’s products and services all under one roof. Why shouldn’t a company be smart and try and save money? Eventually all of Google’s services will run through Google+ and that’s not a bad thing. Google+ has taken social media to a whole new level. Look at On Air Hangouts, it’s one of the best features of Google+ and it’s fully integrated with YouTube.
You Don’t Pay for it
You don’t pay for it, therefor you are not entitled to anonymity. People are complaining that using their real names in comments hurts the right to free speech. Guess what, you have no right to free speech on a social video site. The comment section on YouTube is a luxury, not a right. Google could disable the comment section tomorrow and there’s nothing you could do about it. Once again, it’s their site, not yours. Now if Google started charging it’s subscribers for use of its services, then one could negotiate that the comment section allow anonymity.
Trolls are everywhere
YouTube’s comment section is a cesspool of hate mongering and internet tough guys. Google recognizes that the comment section has got to change or become the next Twitter of hate. I’m glad to see them doing something about it.
Google+ is Awesome and will help YouTube
I find it very hard to believe that the people complaining about Google+ have actually given it a fair shot. I find Google+ to be the best social media site available. No other site offers the kind of freedom and customization like G+ does. Some of the best features include Hangouts, Circles and Animated Gifs. Integrating Google+ into the YouTube comment section is genius. It makes sharing videos even easier and allows conversations to take place between you and those in your circle. It also allows huge internet personalities like Armando Ferreira to show their followers their comments on YouTube.
Google+ also opens up a new avenue for YouTube personalities to exploit. Money made by YouTube videos are driven by views. The More views you have the more likely you’ll make a lot of money off of the ad monetization. Why would anyone be against that?
Go Somewhere’s else
Believe it or not, YouTube isn’t the only video site. There are plenty of others. DailyMotion is one of those sites. It might be what you are looking for if you hate Google+ so much. Of course your income from views will plummet, but hey, at least someone with the name SuperSaiyanJedi69 can tell you how much of a douchebag you are, anonymously of course.