Google has destroyed & killed YouTube!

Thanks to the new social integration (AKA death and destruction) of Google Plus & YouTube, it seems apparent that Google seeks to ruin the YouTube experience yet again for its massive user base. This time, however, may be the last straw for some. Google now expects all YouTube users to integrate to Google Plus, a choice not so optional to those who just seek to have a YouTube account itself.

It seems Google is crying out for social media integration, hoping to integrate both sites’ data, and, according to some, collect more information from people. It is virtually required to provide a phone number to create a simple Google account, and Google Plus requires that you use a real name, or however you can get away with giving a fake one. Before 2025 you may be required to give DNA, photo ID, and other identity tracking information so they can contact the feds to chase after you in a heart beat, or get the cops to get a subpoena on you for copyright infringement faster. Or maybe Google just wants to be your friend, who knows, right? What we do know is that a lot of YouTube users absolutely hate the new comment system that Google has brought upon on the site, ending the simple write and go, CAPTCHA check, and confirm style that once existed. Now you are automatically marked to share any posts by default to your Google Plus profile feed, unless explicity unmarked. You also can’t simply reply to comments anymore, as now you must reference users with the + sign, or go through some other similar hassle to get the same things done as before.

According to what I could find about this from Will Burns,

The entire point of Google+ is less about a Social Media network and more about building an authentic cross-service identity. So if you’re gaming the system, or using fake names, then you might end up at the bottom of the comment threads by default because your identity carries no weight or relevance (so it’s beneficial to build a public reputation).

So it is evident that Google wants authentic cross-service identity. In other words they want your real name, real credentials, and want to terminate your anonymity. Whoo to that, right? Nobody gets their share of anonymity on the internet anymore is the road this seems to be going down.

Is it time to say “big brother” yet?

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Are boys’ clothes really made more comfortable than girls’?

I got thinking earlier today, listening to several female humans complain about how their clothes were problematic, about the somewhat seeming epidemic between male and female clothing, marketing, and styles, and, in this case, comfort. I gave this a Google to see what my web crawler little program(s) come up with, and pulled this right away, and realized I am not the only one concerned about this genuinely:

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110715150839AAtLU5t

But it doesn’t stop there … somebody created a Facebook community page regarding this very topic of clothing comfort marketed to genders as well:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boys-Clothes-are-More-Comfortable-than-Girls/109608419064889

I only can stop and ask why this is … but that would be initially tough to answer on the spot. It appears that the marketing agencies, and people behind the clothing lines seem to favor relaxed fit, comfort, and “laid-back” type of clothing to males, while females are marketeted “sexy”, “slim”, “chic”, “stylish”, and other such marketing terms more. However, it is apparent that comfort is not a priority in the clothing aspects and marketing to females, at least not to the same degree as males. This general idea proposes that the marketing of clothes to males is genuinely more concerned with feeling better inside them, and for females it’s seemingly more about looking curvy, skinny, and shapely. But I guess girls don’t need to be comfortable then, right? After all they are female, and we all know females enjoy uncomfortable clothes, menstrual cramps and period symptoms, and feeling bad. At least that’s what Midol hopes for anyways.

But I was generally concerned with this, so I decided to go the extra mile, and conduct a blind, anonymous poll. It turns out that many agreed that boys’ clothes are more comfortable, and fewer agreed vice-versa.

But to assure we get your voting, voice, and opinion on this, please sign the following petition if you wish to support this growing epidemic:

http://petitions.tigweb.org/GirlsClothesComfortableAsBoys