Turning inner space into outer space

November 12, 2013

YouTube's comment section couldn't possibly get any worse

Lauren Hockenson at Giga Om wonders if YouTube is “damaged forever” by its new requirement that people use their real names via Google+ if they want to leave a comment.

The comments system, especially for Youtube, is a tenuous but necessary tool — perhaps this low-key change has in fact irrevocably damaged the ecosystem Youtube has worked so hard to create.

It’s hard to imagine anyone missing the cesspool of comments that passes for an “ecosystem” at YouTube.