• http://twitter.com/khairulniloy MD Khairul Alam

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  • http://twitter.com/Icel Icel

    We saw it coming from a mile away. Other than in the event of more people joining the uproar, in a year’s time every Google user will be a Plus user, and every Google product will be integrated into it.https://www.facebook.com/IcelDotMe/posts/428294983865334

  • Joseph Gier

    Wil Wheaton  is expressing his opinion but you will find that a lot of people that view  Google products as a lot disjointed  unconnected line that have no continuity and minimal interoperabilty and lack a rich ecosystem of tools and products. I believe the perception is misplaced.  Google seems to have taken steps to unify their branding with Google plus. I don’t understand the rant except that usually when someone barks like this(about the changes)  and how important he is to that system (as it stood; pre G+ ) He might have something to lose in terms of followers, or just plain grumbling about having to keep himself relevant. 
    Things change and we have to change with them or be left behind. I personally dont see the changes being done as a bad thing but then again I don’t have his numbers.

  • Diego C.

    I like Google. I’m a webmaster and I’m always amazed by the amount and quality of tools that they provide for free. That said, this social networking craze is very annoying. Just look at the amount of share and follow buttons at the bottom of this very article.

  • http://www.maxminzer.com/ Max Minzer

    I like this change.

  • donthe

    The past few weeks I haven’t been able to follow links in articles to posts on Google plus. I get a redirect asking me to create a Google plus profile. It wasn’t alway like that, but I don’t recall reading anyone complaining about it. Am I the only one left without a Google Profile?

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  • Clayton Pritchard

    Personally, I still have the thumbs up/down button. So this maybe just be something that they are testing right now and thus the reasons why they have different types of the G+ buttons. I’m sure if there is a decrease in engagement that they will stick with the thumbs up/down buttons.

  • http://www.VideoLeadsOnline.com/ Ronnie Bincer

    This sounds like a Rant Article just to get attention!

    Clearly we all have seen and expect more and more integration of G+ into all of the Google Products… remember they ARE FREE TO USE and free to leave it you don’t like them.

    The G+ Integration is something I Look Forward to… and want even MORE!I document the GooTube+ revolution on my Google+ profile. I have been waiting since March 30th to see the updated/upgraded integration between G+ & YouTube… still not seeing it yet. But when I do, I will REJOICE! (I may complain a bit, but I’ll get over it).

    Just +1 or G+ button would be an issue, but more visible is OK, just need to click the ‘Share’ option to see more ways to share is likely the implementation we’ll see.

  • http://www.VideoLeadsOnline.com/ Ronnie Bincer

    Yup, testing testing testing… I’m still not sure most of us really understand the differenced between the +1 and the G+ Share button (I mean really understand the differences).

  • http://twitter.com/bberg1010 Brittany Berger

    I’m also bothered by the fact that they’re looking for a G+ replacement for the ‘thumbs up’ button, but not the ‘thumbs down,’ meaning that when they choose a button there will be no way to downvote a video, regardless of whether or not you are a G+ user. I wrote a blog post about it here http://www.ezanga.com/news/2012/05/03/is-youtube-saying-goodbye-to-thumbs-down/

  • GaneshNayak

    There are two issues here.

    First whether Youtube should have like/dislike button (limited to youtube and not a social sharing button)… Personally I think they should do away with the dislike button and only keep the like button

    Second, social sharing button.. Its so cumbersome now… I have to click share first and then the G+ button is there on far right after FB and orkut buttons… Heck its even smaller in size..

    Two or three social sharing button can be placed upfront below the video… for others there is ‘link’ method anyways

  • http://www.googlingsocial.com/ Chris Lang

    One more reason to hate that whining Wesley crusher even more. Why does his opinion mean so much that I have been seeing it everywhere all day? I don’t think this guy should have any more say than ever other YouTube user has Ronnie!

  • http://www.googlingsocial.com/ Chris Lang

    Personally I know of about 100 Million G+ users that would love to have more Google+ integration on YouTube. We know G+ commenting is coming to YouTube soon too. But I can guarantee there are a few hundred million foul mouthed YouTube fanboys that hate Google in any form. Why not just enable this if we use G+ and serve the old interface to ones that want it?

  • http://www.VideoLeadsOnline.com/ Ronnie Bincer

    Chris… I really like your idea of an ‘opt-in’ if you use G+ and leave it alone if you don’t want it. I know from an IT perspective that is not pleasant to do (needing to maintain multiple interfaces, etc.) but it is a great idea to let the G+ers have their G+ stuff and the YT / G+er haters leave things alone.

  • http://www.googlingsocial.com/ Chris Lang

    We wrote about this exact thing back in November for Jay Abraham. This is just the tip of the whining iceberg Ronnie. You don’t have to look far to find some ex Digg mafia foul mouthed jobless mother’s basement dweller that is still crying Google brought ads to YouTube.

    Google can simply run a CSS variation that loads one set of buttons or another. A year from now and it will all blow over. 3 years ago the same kids were pasting “Google is SkyNet” on every comment box. I would love nothing better than to see the little brats boycott Google+.

    For now look at how the UI still hides the +1 button now. Remember these kids love Zuckerberg, he is their idol. Their idol before was Kevin Rose. 3 years from now they will be beating the “Zuckerberg” sold out drum. I just don’t want to endure another Gwave or Buzz bashing session on YouTube this time.

  • fjpoblam

    I can see the point of the rant, in a way. For example, if I were a G+ member, and if I wanted positive and negative feedback about my website (e.g., “Likes” and “Unlikes”), I might find it interesting to get positive and negative feedback from website visitors regardless of whether they are G+ members. For it is their experience of my website in which I’m interested, and not their membership in some other organization. And just possibly, I might want to grant them the courtesy of allowing that feedback without enforcing G+ membership as a (dubious) form of validation. (FWIW, I don’t like being required to join Facebook to like comments on Techcrunch or add comments of my own, either.)

  • http://www.VideoLeadsOnline.com/ Ronnie Bincer

    A Valid point you make, however we still don’t know if any addition of the G+ ‘like’ button will necessarily remove any Thumb’s down options and it would likely not remove any FB or TW voting features either.