Every second they want you to use your real name. There is no more private messaging so if you want to have a conversation with someone else the whole god damn world has to see it. Stupid freaking picture size demands just to have a profile picture. They basically force you to use their stupid Google+ which everyone hates and doesn't use. So when asking if Google ruined YouTube yes they did. I hate Google
It's become the epitome of commercial. They're trying to make it a social network site. No, I don't wanna use my damn full name. The new layout is terrible. Individuality seems discouraged. Now I can no longer see what my subscriptions have uploaded or liked, etc. I used to enjoy seeing my playlist views, that information is no longer accessible. Google obviously doesn't consider what it's users want, that's very apparent. It's become a pain in the ass when it used to be perfection for me. I'm sad.
They ruined my YouTube channel, forced Google+ down my throat and the Ads now are utterly ridiculous. I don't even understand how anyone can consider the Ads on YouTube ethical or rational - All content on youtube is user generated, and yet those same users who make youtube in the first place are told to sit though annoying adverts at the start or midway through their own and others' videos. Google receives the money from the ads' makers. People hobbies and interests have become monetized by corporations. Lovely.
Yes, Google has ruined the best streaming site of all time. There are ads everywhere on the site, before videos and all over pages, and the site isn't the same anymore. I've noticed that pages don't load as fast as the used to anymore too. It was nice while it lasted.
As google plus has been posting my personal comments that I've left on psychotherapist comment sections after 2 weeks of extensive research into dysfunctional family jealousy and envy on Youtube , my family members were able to read me discussing our personal family secrets and illness...I had no idea these were being posted to my goole plus friends and family. Over 157 people were able to read about my most vulnerable betrayals from family and the consequences are that now ....I have been uninvited to thanksgiving, a wedding, and x-mas by my entire family! I feel suicidal and alone. How could google plus be so careless. I can not stop thinking of suicide.
There's so many ads all over the place that it's sometimes hard to watch a video. On top of that, you sometimes have to watch a thirty second commercial (that you can't skip) to get to a video that's a little over a minute long.
The search feature is fairly good still, but the videos on the side where it recommends videos to you absolutely stinks now. I also don't like having to jump through huge hoops to now have my name plastered all over everything and it pestering me for my phone number at times.
No, Google, I'm not giving you my phone number so that I can be stalked even more than I already am by your company.
Let's see - filled it with millions of ads, tries to force you to add your Google accounts and names (if I wanted to, I would do so), asks to join Google+ over and over again, chokes, stutters, doesn't play, doubles audio, stops playing for a while, starts even though you paused it. Made a highly functional, very entertaining app into a soon to be non-usable mess.
I don't buy the argument millions are streaming at the same time. They were before Google bought it. They have just altered it on the backend in so many ways - ways we are unaware of as Google doesn't publish its intentions nor its changes, just eats up good ideas for the goal to collect information about you and me, how we think, how we buy, what we watch, what we search then sells it to anyone that will buy that information.
Cool thing is born - people flock to cool thing - developer of cool thing gets overwhelmed and/or greedy - developer sells cool thing to large corporation - large corporation takes everything that attracted people to cool thing and tosses it - large corporation begins "monetizing" cool thing - cool thing dies - people continue to use cool thing thus validating anti-internet corporate "monetizing" efforts - several people complain pointlessly - corporation pats itself on the back for ruining cool thing - wealthy class benefits, the people don't.
You tube was fine the way it was, perfect in fact. I don't care about friends finding me or anything like that. They should at-least let you choose to not have it and have the old YouTube account setup. They have messed the whole thing up and I am starting to consider deleting my YouTube account because of how complicated it is to do simple things. I don't want to use my real name on you tube, I would like some privacy.
Google finally gave up on forcing the awful Google+ nonsense, but still has turned youtube into a very nonuser friendly server. I gave up on trying to create a youtube channel and now I cannot even log into my old account because it was not through a gmail account. To hell with them. I am switching over to Vimeo.
I've noticed ever since the commenting has been restricted to Google+ and users have been forced to comment using their actual names rather than screen names, the volume to trashy comments has been decreasing. Whether or not these 2 phenomena are correlated is hard to prove, but perhaps flamers and trash-talkers that used to be on the site are now too afraid to be associated with their comments when they're no longer anonymous? I find this to be ultimately beneficial to both the site and the human race.
For years people have been screaming at Google to to do something about the YouTube comments section, an integration into G+ might not have been what they wanted but after all of the"I hate change" dies down, they should notice that it's really not a big deal.
Some things worth mentioning, are the lifted restrictions on the comments. This is a good thing, it only seems bad now because every angry person is abusing it. That's not a feature issue, it's a people issue. Imagine if everybody on FB/Twitter/Reddit/Wherever just started spamming as much as they could on those sites, simply because they have the "power" to do so? It would be pretty unpleasant, but we're not expected to behave like animals.
Another big thing that keeps coming up, is the complaint of having to use your real name. This is not true, you do have to use the G+ account name, but that can be whatever name you like.
I can understand the upset, we're human and by our very nature we do not like being told what to do, or forced into things. But these are free services, we haven't paid a penny, YouTube is not "ours" and a G+ account is not going to give you cancer.
Yes, the ads on youtube can get annoying at times but I still frequently use youtube on a daily basis so I can not say it has ruined youtube. Yes, it might harm it a little bit but that is far from ruining it. Also wasting a few seconds of your life via ads isnt that big of a deal so stating that google has ruined youtube is a the epitome of hyperbole.
Other than a couple of minor issues, they have not ruined YouTube. I use an ad-blocker much of the time and do not have a problem with ads, I also have not noticed a significant change in loading times. I actually like some of the changes, such as the new comment display and the larger video display.
I don't like Google plus. But it hardly effects how I use youtube.
1. The idea that you have to use your real name. You don't. There's an option to make a second channel and then you can use whatever name you want.
2. Comments. What's so bad about them? The new comment system is a million times more organized. The replies are all grouped together rather then spread all over.
And I haven't really noticed much else accept for the new layout. There might be a couple other things. I looked through some of the yes's and most of them seem pretty minor. How has it become a social networking site? You have to have a Google+ account connected to it but you don't have to use it. I never have and I spend most of my free time on youtube. They have updated it multiple times since people started complaining in attempts to make it better but still their style. And honestly it really isn't that different. And too many ads? First of all there aren't that many. Yes there are ads on videos most of which you can skip five seconds in. The ones you can't are only thirty seconds long or shorter. That's how it is for most video sites. The ad thing at this point is just whining. If it really bothers you that much get an ad blocker.
I could go on every little point people have made but I've think I've said enough. If you have a problem that you want me to argue then just reply it to me.
It may be as hard and annoying as others say it is, but it's nothing major. I can still comment and reply without Google+ and I can still upload videos, and that's all that makes me happy. But there is a few things I would like Google to do to YouTube, like limit the comment size again to clear up spam, add the old channel page editing (colors & such), and faster uploading.
Youtube has been here for a long time! Just cause of the new comment system it is not so bad! I do not know why people think its so bad! I think its okay! I can understand that you are upset! Its just tecno though you can cry or get over it.
This is the world of the internet. When a website gets created, it wont stay popular forever.
The succes formula of the internet is to go against what people want, at first all those people will be angry at you, but after that they will setle down and keep enjoying the website.
Meanwhile, the website has gotten a lot of media and social media attention and has grown in popularity.
I dont like the new system in YouTube(being a content creator).
But I do think that this is the best thing they could have done.
I have always used adblock with firefox, so I cannot comment on any changes regarding advertising, as I see none on youtube. Upon reading some of the angry posts on youtube modifications of late, there are definitely a large number of youtubers that simply do not understand the need for google wanting users to have one single account to log in to all google services - requiring a managerial+ account using a real name, as well as a further additional pseudonym profile in order to post with some sense of privacy on youtube, if they wish.
That is fair enough, but the use of one account for all services does suggest the possibility of an upcoming merger with + and youtube, and the possibility of multiple profiles under a 'manager' on + may be because google are all set for + to become an optional influence for businesses regarding advertising, but personally I do not see any of this as a major issue. After registering with a 'real' name, I still do not have to use google+ if I do not wish to, and I do not have to post on youtube using my real name. Not being able to post to old messages at present on youtube will not be noticed as time goes by. If google however decide to make far stricter changes in future that may question privacy further, there are of course plenty of alternative video websites to switch over to.
Recently, the YouTube community have been very angry at Google for theoritically "breaking" the site. From my point of view, this is only because of their own clingyness to the old way, long before the merge with Google. As I see it, none of the updates after Google took over is any worse than the earlier ones, and none of them makes Youtube a worse place.
Still, the new updates don't really make it any better, either. According to the community, it would be better if the site never changed, so it might be better to keep it as it is now. However, we must remember Google is fond of experiments, so we can expect more than a few changes in the layout in the following years. However, none of them will drastically change the service, and none of the past updates have done that either.