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YouTube’s New Commenting System Upsets People Because It Requires Google+ Account

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Have you heard that YouTube has a new commenting system?

It requires you to have a Google+ account in order to comment.

What? You don’t like that idea?

Well, it sounds like a lot of other people agree with you.

And one of those people who doesn’t like the idea is one of YouTube’s co-founders, Jawed Karim.

You can see how upset he was here.

The reason they changed the system seems to be because by having people do this (identify themselves by name), they were hoping to taper off many of the rude comments on YouTube.

But has shown that that theory doesn’t work. It actually lessens ALL engagement instead of discouraging only the negative variety.

Will YouTube stick with this change?

It’s too soon to know, but according to a petition asking Google to revert things back to the original comment system has already racked up over 40,000 signatures in one day!

  • What do you think?
  • Do you like the new system? Do you hate it?
  • Or do you even care?

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