Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Flipboard 3 YouTube comments historically have brought out the worst in people. They have a reputation of being hate filled, abusive, and full of spam. Take a look at any popular video on YouTube and you’ll see plenty of NSFW trolling and nonsensical chatter so YouTube has been under pressure as of late to attempt to clean up their commenting system. In response YouTube has pushed people to use their real identities and launched a new commenting platform powered by Google+. To create a comment on a video on YouTube now a user must attach their YouTube channel to a Google Plus identity. Comments from the video’s creator, popular personalities and Google+ connections will rank above other comments, along with comments that receive many likes and replies. The changes have sparked outrage across the Internet. A petition on Change.org has garnered almost 30,000 signatures in the first day. You can no longer just go to your YouTube inbox to see your comments you have use the Google+ notification system a setting buried deep in Google+. I’m in favor of cleaning up spam and malicious comments but this seems like a misstep because it’s so confusing. You will no longer get notifications of new comments in your YouTube inbox instead you are forced to create a Google+ page just to moderate and receive notifications which is at the heart of the confusion. This is nothing new, any time Facebook and other social networks make major platform changes there is temporary outrage until users adapt to the learning curve. But these changes feel different, Google is so desperate for Google+ to succeed as a social network because they have invested so much time and money that forcing YouTube users into the platform seems counterintuitive when YouTube has historically been a successful social network in its own right. Twitter Tweet Facebook Share Email This article originally appeared on AboutFace Media and has been republished with permission.Find out how to syndicate your content with B2C Author: Kane Pepi Kane Pepi is an experienced financial and cryptocurrency writer with over 2,000+ published articles, guides, and market insights in the public domain. Expert niche subjects include asset valuation and analysis, portfolio management, and the prevention of financial crime. Kane is particularly skilled in explaining complex financial topics in a user-friendlyView full profile ›More by this author:VoIP Basics: Everything Beginners Should Know!Bitcoin Investment, Trading & Mining: The Ultimate Guide for BeginnersIs This a Better Way to Set Your 2020 Goals and Resolutions?