We’re so lucky we’re still alive to see this beautiful world. Look at the sky. It’s not dark and black and without character. The black is in fact deep blue. And over there! Lights are blue. And blue in through the blueness, and the blackness, the winds swirling through the air… and then shining. Burning, bursting through! The stars, can you see how they roll their light? Everywhere we look, complex magic of nature blazes before our eyes.
OK…so my friend Emma puts this video of her venting her frustration (with much profanity) about Google Plus on YouTube. It gets an overwhelmingly positive response…30,000 likes after like three hours of being online and less than 1000 dislikes.
And yet…let’s take a look at the “Top Comments” YouTube decided would be more relevant and important to me:
1. From everything I’ve seen on every YouTube video I’ve watched in the last day, popular google+ users are almost universally misogynistic, racist assballs. Like, this comment integration makes google+ seem like a miserable place populated by awful people, and I tend to respond to those sorts of social environments by not spending time in them.
2. It’s a horrendous idea to privilege the comments of assballs who happen to have been circled by a lot of fellow assball google+ users over the comments of people who actually like and watch and care about online video.
3. Hank points out in his comments that this will probably get worked out, and I hope he’s right. But this has the faint smell of new digg about it to me.
4. Great video, Emma! Thank God there are still great ukulele songs on YouTube or I would just give the hell up.
I honestly hate Google+ more than nothing else right now. Youtube has been becoming more and more irritating with every step towards “integration.”