Google & YouTube are dropping their "real name" policy and linking the comments to a Google+ account, but does this mean a return of the YouTube Troll?
This is the apology from Google+:
"When we launched Google+ over three years ago, we had a lot of restrictions on what name you could use on your profile. This helped create a community made up of real people, but it also excluded a number of people who wanted to be part of it without using their real names.
Over the years, as Google+ grew and its community became established, we steadily opened up this policy, from allowing +Page owners to use any name of their choosing to letting YouTube users bring their usernames into Google+. Today, we are taking the last step: there are no more restrictions on what name you can use.
We know you've been calling for this change for a while. We know that our names policy has been unclear, and this has led to some unnecessarily difficult experiences for some of our users. For this we apologize, and we hope that today's change is a step toward making Google+ the welcoming and inclusive place that we want it to be. Thank you for expressing your opinions so passionately, and thanks for continuing to make Google+ the thoughtful community that it is."
Let's break the internet by uploading the video auto created by Facebook onto YouTube… What's that groaning sound? Are the walls of reality bending to my will? Look into the void and let the singularity look into you…
I’m still upset about the passing of Kevin Ayers and so I thought I’d try and give him a tribute by covering one of his songs that’s my favourite. This is “Two Goes Into Four” from the album “The Confessions of Dr Dream” though you can also find it on the live album “1 June 1974.