YouTube Unveils Comments Management Page

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When YouTube switched over to its current, much-maligned Google+ commenting system, they also did away with creators’ ability to manage all their videos’ comments through their YouTube inboxes. Today, YouTube launched a new comments management page aimed at making up for the loss. YouTube creators can now see, reply to and moderate all their comments […]

YouTube Has An Increase In Spam After Controversial Changes to Comment Section

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So all the social media pages in the major rags have noted today that YouTube is actually receiving more spam in the aftermath of its “anti-spam” update to the YouTube comments section. And naturally, there is a sardonic sort of glee to their comments a sort of “oh ho ho — this foolhardy endeavour has […]

Adblock Plus Unveils YouTube Customizer that Blocks All Your Biggest Annoyances (Including Google+)

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Adblock Plus is helping YouTube users in their fight against the recent comments system change that requires users to log in to Google+ to comment. The browser extension company wrote on its blog this morning that they’d heard the hundreds of thousands who have been campaigning against the changes “loud and clear” and thus developed […]

Conan O’ Brien Praises YouTube Comments System Changes, LOL’ed At By Audience Members [VIDEO]

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Late night talk show host Conan O’ Brien ran a bit recently wherein he praised YouTube’s commenting system changes only to be interrupted by “audience” members who weighed in with their own online video-style commentary. Check out the video above and be ready to, as one of Conan’s audience members comments, “ROTFLMAO. Smiley face and […]

Meet Bob: The Latest Soldier In The War Against YouTube Comments

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If you’ve been reading YouTube comments lately, then there’s a good chance you already know Bob. Bob is a simple stick figure icon the haters of YouTube’s new Google+ comment integration system have recruited to combat anti-anonymity. And yet, Bob’s been fighting this sort of battle for a while now. According to KnowYourMeme, Bob first […]

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Pros and Cons of the New YouTube Comment System

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Okay, so you’re not in love with the new YouTube comment system so far — or, at the very least, you haven’t heard much good about it. And in this digital Wild West, it’s easy to get swayed by the gossip. A lot of people have jumped on the hate bandwagon without really taking an […]

Redditors Get ‘Pissed’ About YouTube/Google+ Integration — Like It Matters

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We as a society need to come up with a term for the inevitable fake outrage that accompanies every change and program format differentiation these days. It’s that sort of dialed-in Berkeley-esque response whenever something appears to contradict our immediate mood. In this digital age, whenever something begins programming differently than to the style with […]

YouTube Co-Founder: ‘Why the F*ck Do I Need a Google+ Account to Comment’

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In covering YouTube’s new comment system changes, we wrote recently,  “Trolls are an inevitability though …” A reader then posted the comment: “This article must be written by a Google schill [sic].” Eerie. Well, a very expected Google “schill,” in the form of YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim (or someone in control of his account), posted his very […]

YouTube Hunts Trolls With Updates To Comment Section

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If you’ve been anywhere near YouTube in the last day, you’ve doubtlessly noticed it’s been acting a little funny. A pop-up screen appears, blocking the comments from you (mostly) and informs you that YouTube has been making a few changes. Those changes are in the form of three simple functions: 1. Comments you care about […]

‘Sad Youtube’ Captures Strangers’ Personal, Powerful & Painful Comments

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It is striking to realize how strongly our memories of love and loss are tied into songs and music. I remember driving down the 5 Freeway with my two cousins the day after our uncle had been killed from dating violence. We had all taken the day off of school and, though told not to […]

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