So, the new YouTube comments system seems to have gone down a treat with users then. Of the thousands of tweets posted since the roll out yesterday, very few seem to be in favour of the upgrade. There is confusion and annoyance at the forced integration with Google+ and massive frustration at not being able to reply to comments already posted.
Although Google confirmed recently that there are 300 Million active subscribers, if you’re new to Google+ then you have a bit of a learning curve ahead of you, especially if you aren’t connected to anyone or you’re not in anyone else’s circles. Like any social platform, it takes time to build up those connections and forge meaningful relationships and also to understand how the site works and what you can get out if it. I still think Google+ is a little confused, sitting somewhere between Facebook and LinkedIn, and although change is good and to be encouraged, continually forcing YouTubers down a path they might not necessarily want to take is a risky move. I’m sure many, many words will be written about the new direction YouTube have taken but for now let’s take a look at some of the reactions to the new feature.
Warning, MUCH BAD LANGUAGE AHOY: