Google launched an new YouTube campaign to clean up its users comments section, home to some of the best music videos discussion on the web while at the same time hosting comments from the most degrading and immature internet trolls.
The new YouTube music video comment system will let you "see comments sorted by people you care about first. If you post videos on your channel, you also have more tools to moderate welcome and unwelcome conversations," according the YouTube Blog. They originally announced the effort at the end of September.
So is it a legitimate attempt to clean up one of the most foul social media communities in the internet or cynical attempt to get more people to become daily active users (DAU) of the Google+ social network? Probably a little of both, but the YouTube posting community issue had to be addressed.
More new features from the new YouTube comments are below:
- Comments you care about move to the top: You’ll see posts at the top of the list from the video’s creator, popular personalities, engaged discussions about the video, and people in your Google+ Circles. You can still see the most recent comments by switching from “Top Comments” to “Newest First.”
- Join the conversation publicly or privately: You can choose to start a conversation so that it is seen by everyone, only people in your Circles, or just your bestie. Like Gmail, replies are threaded so you can easily follow conversations.
- Easily moderate comments: If you also post videos on your channel, you’ll have new tools to review comments before they’re posted, block certain words or save time by auto-approving comments from certain fans.