YouTube | Google’s new sidekick

3 04 2010

The new interface on YouTube reminds me of my Nation’s Labour Government, useless and unwanted by many who ‘use’ it, loved by those who profit from it.

My main gripes were the soggy replacement of the star ratings with the simplified thumbs up or down icons along with the new commenting system which is just too darn fidley.

But all that pales into insignificance when actual confirmation is given that ALL messages are scanned.

I received the following message from a fellow YouTuber articulating the faults of the new layout.  Notice how it has an official boxed warning attached about the message.

How else would they know what the message contained without scanning for certain words?

Of course, if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear…  but the possibilities are endless with such tools in the hands of the controllers.

Worth remembering that the owners of YouTube are Google Inc, whose motto is “Don’t be Evil”.  So it was only a matter of time before the Corporates began their ‘magic’ on YouTube.  They are the ultimate data-harvesters known to man and video-sharing is just another grouping of customers to be profiled.

Any company that needs to remind itself not to be evil deserves a wide berth.

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