New YouTube-3 Months of New
Design-Loved or Hated?
If you have a YouTube channel or if you watch YouTube videos on other peoples channels, you’ve probably noticed a lot of changes in its look and how it works since March of this year. I’ve been writing about social media engine optimization and social media and YouTube is part of that subject.
The new YouTube design has many admirers who love it but there are, by the looks of it, many more of those who don’t like it or even hate it.
The new YouTube which switched over from the previous design on March 07, 2012 may not yet be fully working as it was meant to be.
Update: as of 23 July 2012 it’s been at least 3 or 4 days since the Reply to comments on videos hasn’t worked on YouTube. I have let YouTube/Google know a day or so ago so let’s see how quickly they fix it. Update: 25 July, 2012: The reply to comments on YouTube videos is now working again.
But still, why do so many people dislike it or, even worse, hate it?
The stated intent for implementing the new YouTube was to make it better. But if it’s actually better, why would so many people not see it that way?
Of course, at least initially, you might say that it’s because people resist change. That may be true but if the change is for the better they soon adopt it. Almost 3 months after the switch from the old to the new, in this case, the sentiment has barely changed.
Many YouTube Accounts Closed By Their Creators
Many YouTube accounts and good ones too, have been closed by their creators since the new design started. I have observed the disappearance of channels of a number of my subscribers and many channels I have subscribed to and watched are gone due to this.
I can only imagine and guess how many channels are gone in total.
So what ticked off so many people?
The new YouTube took away peoples friends. That’s a biggie. You don’t ever take away someone’s friends and get away with it lightly, if at all. For some strange reason YouTube did just that. It stopped showing them on the channels and it stopped showing subscribers and subscriptions on the channels as well in spite of saying that friends are now part of subscribers.
What was clearly visible before, without having to log in, now isn’t. And now you can’t see other peoples friends, subscribers or subscriptions at all, no matter whether you’re logged in or not.
YouTube Seemingly Didn’t Listen to Anybody
Before the changes were implemented, thousands of people with YouTube accounts were pleading with YouTube not to make them. They were even signing online petitions or voting on different channels and going as far as boycotting YouTube by not using or watching it on certain days.
YouTube didn’t listen at all or ignored most of what the concerned YouTube channel creators had to say.
Many YouTube channel creators, operators or account holders-YouTube owns and controls everything and Google owns YouTube-did warn that they would close their YouTube channel accounts. And many did as they were ignored or not listened to enough.
It’s a sad story.
Is the New YouTube Finished and Working As Intended?
Only YouTube knows if it’s finished and done with the new design or if things are still being worked on. But there are signs that it’s not done yet, that it’s still working on it behind the scenes.
To be sure, not everything is bad when it comes to the new YouTube. The new design has some features that are better than in the old design. The playlists and their visibility is one of them.
It would have been better if YouTube had implemented the new features and found a way to keep the most popular old features instead of getting rid of them.
If you want to see an example of what the new YouTube channels now look like, just click on the following link: new YouTube channel look example. While on the channel you can explore it and watch some of the videos that catch your attention.
If you already know what the new design look is and would just like to see a video or two you can watch them right here:
Cat Purring Video:
Freight Train blowing horn:
I think and hope that the new YouTube will get better and though it’s a very optimistic view I hope that they’ll listen more to the very people who create content for them instead of ignoring them.
How about you, what do you love the most and what do you hate the most about the new YouTube?
Do you think that YouTube and Google ever listen to anybody? What chance is there that they will ever change and listen?
Comment in the comments section and then tweet, like on Facebook and if you have Google+ google plus it too. You can bookmark it as well for others to find the post and thus enable them to express their views.
Authored by Vance Sova
Filed under: Social Media Engine Optimization
103 thoughts on “Why People Don’t Like the New YouTube-Will It Get Better?”
I’m mostly indifferent to the changes, though the one thing I do like is how they’ve made it easier to add videos to your “Watch Later” list.
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June 3rd, 2012 at 10:00 pm
Thanks for the comment. It’s good to see that you are basically a happy camper when it comes to the new YouTube. I’m not really upset about the changes either but I wish they’d given more consideration to those that were desperately trying to get YouTube to keep some of the old features. If I remember correctly, adding to the “watch later” list was quite easy even before the changes.
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June 4th, 2012 at 10:54 am
They added a dedicated “watch later” button in the player, rather than having to go through the extra hoop of choosing to “add to a list” and then choose the “water later” list.
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June 4th, 2012 at 11:17 am
Oh, I see. I’ll have to have a look at that. That kind of compensates for having to jump through the extra hoop now when you want to see your channel comments.
I’m always resisting change, but there are occasionally times when it eventually grows on me. (Thinking Facebook Timeline)
The one thing about YouTube that has always baffled me is that the search engine doesn’t work better than it does. You would think with Google owning them that they’d have an amazing search engine, but often I’ll search for a video I know is on there, and for whatever reason YouTube is unable to locate it.
The one thing I’ve been using is the playlist feature as it’s handy for keeping track of the video’s I’m interested in watching.
June 4th, 2012 at 7:18 am
Thanks for the comment. Resisting change is probably what most of us do. After a while we like it if it’s a good change. I haven’t noticed that YT has a search engine problems like you mention. What I noticed is that they’ve been reshuffling the search results a lot lately. It could be a sign that they are trying to improve things. The new design’s playlist is one of the things in the new YouTube that I do like a lot.
June 4th, 2012 at 7:33 am
Maybe it’s a case of the Penguin colliding with YouTube. LOL
I’m also finding it hard to get decent results out of Google since the recent update.
June 4th, 2012 at 10:37 am
Yes it could be that. Google is still far from perfect which holds true for the other search engines too. The changes in algorithms don’t usually improve all the search results. They rearrange the order of them and get rid of some spam sites perhaps but the accuracy as to the relevancy is for some searches still pathetic. I’ve been testing one search term for months in particular and they still come up with pretty irrelevant results. They keep trying though, which is good.
While many people were angered by Youtube’s abrupt and unannounced changes, I do not think this will be enough for them to switch to another video website. Even Google has undertaken adding Youtube as its main video option. Perhaps Google will add some much needed change to Youtube since acquiring the company.
June 12th, 2012 at 1:23 am
YouTube did annouce that the changes were coming but I’m not sure if they announced all the details. The fact is that a lot of people did know what was coming and they didn’t like it and they were very vocal about it to no avail. Most people will stick with YouTube in spite of everything because there is no other comparable alternative. Thanks for the comment.
These changes got a lot of cons and pros. It may look harder for some people but for me it’s new interface tends to be better and I think more people will definitely would want to watch videos there more often. Thanks for posting! 🙂
June 12th, 2012 at 1:16 am
It’s not about the look. The look may be better but it’s about the features and what can be seen and done and what can’t. The videos are the same so I don’t see why people would suddenly watch more YouTube videos. If anything, the number of video views seem to be going down from what I can see but I don’t get to see the overall view counts on all channels. Thanks for the comment.
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hey Vance Sova
i appreciate your review, but i think new youtube looks better than the old one,, as you said most people quite their account and youtube don’t listen to anybody, but i think there would be very low no. of people who quieted their account, if there was large no of people then youtube certainly cared about them.
June 12th, 2012 at 1:09 am
I didn’t say that mostpeople closed their accounts, just a significant number of them. And my post was not about the new look but about the new YouTube and its features. I suggest that you read the post again. I pays to read any article carefully before you make comments about what it says. Having said that I do appreciate your commenting.
The only constant in this world is change. From Google to facebook to Youtube, etc. We can’t resist of this change but embrace this since we are using youtube as part of promoting our blogs, etc. Though I dont like much their features now than before but what we can do?
Thanks hugely for your knowledgable review Vance.
I think the new YouTube isn’t too bad, better interface than before. Like it or not, I feel we have to live with the changes, and no doubt being Google-owned, there will be many more. Just hope future changes are not for “changes sake”, as some of current ones are!
June 21st, 2012 at 1:24 am
Thanks for the comment. We do have to live with it and can’t change things now. There are some good things about the new YouTube and of course not all is bad. Let’s hope that any new further changes will be well thought out and for a good reason, not just a cosmetic one. Taking away features that people are use to is not a good idea and that’s what I hope won’t happen again.
For some reason, I do like the new youtube. I seem to be the only one though. I liked the old one too, but I don’t really mind them changing. As long as I can still view videos easily.
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June 21st, 2012 at 1:17 am
Thanks for commenting. It’s good to hear from you. There are people like you who like the new YT better. You aren’t certainly the only one. There are also those who don’t care either way.
I don’t like changes either. Even thous the new look seems to be nicer and more advance I prefer to stick to the old one.It’s just the thing that I know already where everything is. Like my Skype – I still have the 2009 version 🙂
June 21st, 2012 at 1:13 am
If they had given people the choice to keep the old version it would have been perfect. Thanks for the comment.
Everything on the net is always changing so quickly but it’s always the big fish people talk about. So youtube’s change is one. I also like changes and new features but I am of the opinion that Google is trying to monopolize the net.
That’s why they don’t give a damn to what people say.
June 21st, 2012 at 1:10 am
Thanks for your comment. Google pretty well has a huge hold on the internet. If they indeed want to monopolize it, ignoring the users would be the wrong way to go. I think in the case of YouTube they just didn’t see the situation the way their users did. Perhaps the next time they’ll listen more.
It’s sad that even good account owners with quality videos closed their accounts because of the new design and layout.
However, it’s also fair to say that, we still have to adapt, since we’re already using the platform.
June 21st, 2012 at 1:03 am
Hi Ali T,
Yes it’s sad they went that far. I think they did it because they have threatened to cancel their accounts if they were not listened to. They kept their word. They hoped that they’d be taken seriously and YouTube probably hoped that they were just bluffing. YouTube owns the platform and thus can do what they want. On the other hand without users and content creators it would be useless. It’s always better to try to work things out instead of saying it’s either our way or you can take the highway. Thank for commenting.
I wasn’t a big YouTube user to begin with but can see how taking away people’s friends can be a turn-off. I would certainly quite Facebook if it did something similar. Only time will tell if YouTube is done for.
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June 21st, 2012 at 12:54 am
Thanks for commenting. YouTube is certainly not done for. There is nothing even remotely comparable as an alternative right now. They will be OK in the long run unless they keep on ignoring everything their users and content creators may suggest to them and wish for. I still like YouTube and wish them continued success. I also hope that they will consider what others have to say.
If Youtube is supposed to be social, why take away friends? Doesn’t make must sense to me, but sometimes companies live by the rule, “If it ain’t broke, fix it,” instead of the other way around.
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July 4th, 2012 at 1:14 am
That’s exactly what many people think. Taking away friends was the biggest mistake they made. Thank you for commenting.
I do like the new YouTube, apart from the start page where I can see the publishers i subscribed to. This page has been cluttered and is way too messy.
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July 4th, 2012 at 1:09 am
Thanks for commenting.
Love the cat with it its motor running also that train is so freaken long wow!
I guess Google is so big and powerful they can pretty much do what they want so who are we to say anything. If they are inclined to do something, they are going to do it.
It’s just a guess but with Facebook being so big Google’s answer is Google plus, not youtube so in order to keep youtube a tube website friends now are called subscribers and not shown.
There is always a reason why they do what they do. I often wonder why?
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July 4th, 2012 at 1:07 am
Nice to hear from you. Thanks for watching the videos. The cat purrs a lot and I love that. The trains are very long around here. That makes them very profitable.
No matter how big Google gets, I think it’s a mistake if they totally disregard their customers and content creators. While I hope that they will change, I’m certainly not holding my breath.
It does feel like YouTube is changing to be a bit more like Facebook. Google+ to my surprise seems to have stalled in it’s progress and popularity. It looked at one point like they were going to catch up with Facebook eventually. Now it seems less and less likely that it will ever happen. But who knows.
Thank you for commenting and the good points you expressed.
This is zourkas and I am here to explain my opinion about this issue. To tell you the truth there will be everytime people who will be upset with any kind of changing. This is the real. But I believe that the changes are for the better and people have to know it !!
Oh, I see. I’ll have to have a look at that
I enjoyed reading it. I’m supposed to be somewhere else in a minute but I stuck to reading the story. I like the quality of your blog: D
YouTube, like Google, is a phenomenon in the world wide web. Right now, I can’t imagine the Internet without it. But I have to admit that like millions of other subscribers, I don’t like it’s new look and interface. I do hope that even if YouTube is already one of the top websites in the world, it would still hear the users who made it become what it is now.
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July 4th, 2012 at 12:53 am
Thanks for sharing your views. Let’s hope that they’ll listen more from now on.
Thanks for letting me know. Actually i am new in this field. so haven’t encountered problem yet and not using you tube yet. 🙂
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I actually have no problem with the new look of YouTube. But the only thing that really bothered me is why they took away people friends and subscribers to their channels. That really pissed me off too.
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July 4th, 2012 at 12:51 am
I think most people feel the way you do. Thanks for commenting.
Personally I prefer the “OLD” youtube compared to the new one, but I have just learned to like to the new one with time. Sometimes we just gotta accept change.
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July 4th, 2012 at 12:49 am
Thanks for the comment Ashley. If the change is for the better then most people have no problem with it. I like parts of the old and parts of the new YouTube. Too bad the good parts of the old YT weren’t kept.
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July 11th, 2012 at 7:35 am
I can’t even remember the old youtube now, hehe. I remember I didn’t like it first, but then I guess I just got used to it.
Do you have a channel as well Ashley?
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It is really sad that some important account closed. Also I like youtube. Thanks for informative post.
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July 4th, 2012 at 12:43 am
Yes, it’s sad. Hopefully the’ll come back, at least some of them. I like YouTube too. I think that it can get better and who knows, maybe it will. Thanks for commenting.
Myself, I have come to the conclusion that YouTube has become a lot easier to use. It’s just that some people will always be bothered by change, no matter how good or bad it might be.
July 20th, 2012 at 12:37 pm
Easier to use, maybe but minus some features that a lot of people liked. Perhaps you’ve never used those. Change can be both good and bad. I’ve never seen anyone being bothered by change for the good for very long. Thanks for commenting.
I like the new design. I played around with it for a few minutes and I found it very soft to customized. Definitely an improvement for YouTube.
Why is it that when something becomes successful, we have to change it. If it works, leave it alone!! I hate change especially change for change sake. Maybe with enough complaints, they will rethink their moves.
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July 20th, 2012 at 12:32 pm
Change for the change sake is what a significant number of people seem to appreciate. Maybe that’s why some companies do it. I doubt that they will rethink their moves now. They had plenty of time to do that. I think that there is no way back to the way things were. They spent too much money on the new YouTube. Hopefully in the future they will do things differently and will take into account what their users think.
Thanks for the comment.
Even though I have mostly been satisfied with Youtube’s many updates, like everyone, occasionally I would find that they did something that I didn’t really want or need but that is to be expected I guess.
I do agree that taking away friends was a bad idea though. Not sure why they did that.
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July 20th, 2012 at 12:25 pm
Thank you for commenting. I’m not sure if they even thought about it deeply enough. They certainly didn’t care much of the users thought.
Did YouTube give any reason for taking away friends?
I’ve never been a big You Tube user until recently so the “old YouTube” isn’t very familiar to me. I don’t have any qualms about the new You Tube, but I’m not a die hard user either so I don’t really have any strong opinions about it one way or another. I don’t think it’s ever a good idea to not listen to your users, but Google has kind of always done things Google’s way. We either deal with it or we leave.
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July 20th, 2012 at 11:52 am
Thanks for sharing your thoughts here. You’ve answered your question. Of course that they didn’t give any reasons aside from saying that friends have been made part of subscribers. If they listened to anybody it must have been someone in total agreement with them. Deal with it or leave is what still seems to be their attitude.
i like the new look of youtube. It gives you ease to create and manage your favorite channels.
July 20th, 2012 at 11:41 am
One trick pony solution is a great thing for some people. Thanks for commenting.
It does feel like YouTube is changing to be a bit more like Facebook. Google+ to my surprise seems to have stalled in it’s progress and popularity. It looked at one point like they were going to catch up with Facebook eventually. Now it seems less and less likely that it will ever happen. But who knows.
YouTube should have listened to the people since they are the ones using it. They should have considered the interest of the people and not getting rid of it when making some enhancements. It’s not like upgrading or enhancing at all, because they removed the part people most liked.
July 20th, 2012 at 11:37 am
Thanks for the great comment which says everything really relevant in a shortest way possible.
Although I personally prefer thing the way they were, I must admit that the online environment is continuously changing. Therefore, big players have to keep up and provide new features for the users. Nevertheless, this is not an excuse for their mistakes, such as removing the subscribing feature.
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July 20th, 2012 at 11:34 am
Thanks for the comment which to me indicates that you are either a politician or very accepting of everything that happens since you can provide good reasons and justifications for everything that is happening. You both like and don’t like everything so you are really neutral and refuse to take one side or the other. That’s just my impression from your comment. You are right that big players have to keep up with changing environment. That is the case with the small players too and to a much larger degree since they don’t have a near monopoly position in their market. In the discussed case, the biggest player by far in its market, took away features that were most loved and added very little new ones that hardly anybody cares about.
I don’t like the new style much. Actually all they need to fix their comment section. And if there is any button to back in old format then i will prefer that.
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July 20th, 2012 at 11:24 am
Thanks for your contribution. The button to the old format will never happen. They could improve what they have now and restore some functions that people really liked though.
I have to say that I like the new look of Youtube and kind of like the fact that people are no longer obsessing with building friends or subscribers as some sort of posture badge. I really don’t think Youtube would take user opinions on board before making changes, just like all the other big sites – Google, Facebook, Twitter.
July 20th, 2012 at 11:16 am
Interesting view. I don’t think that the majority of people have been obsessed with building friends and subscribers on YouTube. Those who have must have thought it would reward them in some way. If they thought that, perhaps it was encouraged by the owners of the platform. Whatever the case was it pails in comparison with how people pride themselves with having a huge number of followers on twitter. Some celebrities are even mentioning themselves at every opportunity (especially on TV) how many twitter followers they have or make sure their interviewer mentions it. I’ve never heard of that being the case with YouTube friends or subscribers. For that reason your argument seems a bit artificial to me.
Thanks for giving it though.
I like Google-inspired minimalism. To me YouTube looked as a big mess before, and I like where it’s going now. More streamlined, modern and elegant.
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July 20th, 2012 at 11:02 am
Thanks for sharing your opinion. If you only look at the surface you may have a good point.Taking out what people liked, like friends, is not improved user experience. The old YouTube wasn’t a mess. If you are only into cosmetic changes and what things look like, that could have been done without taking away what people appreciated the most.
It’s ironic how the social media “giants” themselves seem to place so little importance on public opinion, isn’t it? You couldn’t make it up. But what’s interesting is the amount of implicit power that end-users actually have in the matter whether they’ve had a say or not. Like you say, they can close their accounts and take their traffic elsewhere. Ouch!
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July 20th, 2012 at 10:55 am
It seems that public opinion matters only when it’s the majority and only when action is being taken by the public. Since most people accept things without a question and even take the side of the media giants because they think they may gain something that way the media giants will likely continue to behave as they are doing. On the other hand they could see the light. That’s the hope.
new look of youtube is cool, i like it.
July 23rd, 2012 at 9:58 pm
Good for you. What do you like about it? Do you use it enough to be qualified to comment on it? I’d like to know that. I bet you are just trying to get a link with no effort here. If you are serious you’ll write more about it. It’s a challenge.
Change is good, we need it to experience new things, everything changes at it developes
July 23rd, 2012 at 9:54 pm
Please try to make comments that are contributing value and not empty platitudes. Is that all you have to say after reading my post? Anybody can come up with what you did and I have no interest in that and neither have my readers. Comments like this one that you posted here will be moved into the trash the next time. I want to know what you really think and what your experience has been if any etc. regarding the subject. If you have none and have nothing concrete to say then don’t comment.
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July 24th, 2012 at 9:27 pm
Welcome to my blog. I’m glad you find it useful. Please keep on reading and visiting periodically and when you comment try to stick to the subject as much as possible. I had a look at your blog and liked the cat pictures there. What to do with your cat when you’re on holiday is an interesting topic that you wrote about. Too bad you don’t seem to have comments enabled there.
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July 27th, 2012 at 4:49 pm
I’m glad. Anything in particular that comes to mind? Please try to be more specific. General statement aren’t really helpful.
As a casual youtube user, I didn’t really worry to much about the channel changes. As with changes to other platforms (Facebook springs to mind) you tend to ‘get used to it’ over time.
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July 27th, 2012 at 4:37 pm
As a casual user you won’t be much affected by the changes, especially if you just watch videos and don’t do any interaction. You are also right about the tendency of getting used to changes over time. Thanks for your input.
I realize that there are always going to be changes with google, Youtube etc. But the arrogance of google / youtube continues to amaze me. They make seem to make changes with no regard for what the users think or want. They don’t even provide an option for feedback. Many peoples lively hoods are based on these networks and search engines. They have no regard for the impact it has on these business, and sometimes seems they are at war with those trying to noneffective marketing on the internet.
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August 2nd, 2012 at 7:37 pm
You said it very well. I like to think that it’s the system inside Google and YouTube that makes them indifferent and in some cases even cruel. The people in those companies are otherwise probably like everywhere else, just doing what they’re told to do by the rules of the system. I hope that it will change for the better without holding my breath.
Personally I don’t spend hours wandering aimlessly around YouTube anymore, usually just go directly to videos from embedded web page links or hit new subscribed channel entries. So I’m agnostic about all this page design tweaking.
August 2nd, 2012 at 7:30 pm
That’s a fair comment. There are lots of people who are indifferent to the changes YouTube has made and is still making.
A person who is ignoring someone may talk over another who is speaking or totally dismiss a person talking as if she cannot hear or see them.
August 2nd, 2012 at 7:22 pm
That’s a good definition of the word ignoring. What do you have to say about the subject of the post besides that?
Yes, from the past few months I’ve been noticing about their new look of profile channels, and it seems not friendly to everyone. I’m not sure if they made any announcement or press release regarding their new look and some UI changes on their end. Many of viewers ignore things out the changes and just continue exploring. However, youtube still gets the best traffic regardless of what changes they made to their site.
August 2nd, 2012 at 7:19 pm
Thank you for your comment. YouTube wasn’t very open about what they were going to do but it was known that they were going to change things in a major way. They are still making changes right now. Right now they get the most traffic after Google and Facebook but they used to be in second place and now they are in the third place overall. It’s true that it’s still the most visited video site. I wish them well but their current position is not necessarily assured. Especially not if they ignore their users and content creators.
I didn’t really notice that it had changed.
August 2nd, 2012 at 7:03 pm
If you just watch videos without interacting that may explain why you didn’t notice.
Personally I think Google and YouTube generally look out for themselves and are not as concerned as what is better for the general public who uses their services everyday.
August 16th, 2012 at 12:20 pm
I cannot disagree with your comment. Thanks.
Nice post. The only feature like from YouTube in new design is its “watch later” button. It helps to save videos so I can watch them later. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and also give us view about YouTube how they close the accounts of YouTube members.
August 30th, 2012 at 8:10 pm
Thanks for the comment. As far as I know YouTube closes people’s accounts only if they don’t behave according to the rules.
And they apparently even issue warnings before they do.
Hmm… I’ve also noticed that my friends were gone and those youtube accounts that I have subscribed to before were also gone. I wonder why they did that. Was it for the greater good? I hope that YouTube will improve to make people’s lives better.
The one thing I do like is how they have made it easier to add videos to your “Watch Later” list.I like the“watch later” button in the player, rather than having to go through the extra hoop of choosing to “add to a list” and then choose the “water later” list.
I like the new YouTube) but I do agree that taking away friends was a bad idea though. Not sure why they did that.
I think it looks better, the sort of thing that takes time to appreciate. It’s the changes in functionality that are important though…
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November 23rd, 2012 at 9:20 pm
It looks better and they are still heavily working on it. So maybe it will be better overall in the end but the functions that they took away is what made a lot of people upset to the point of quitting YouTube altogether.
For some reason both Youtube and Chrome have been playing up for me. Often videos will stop playing after 10secs and I have to reload. I can only attribute this to update/changes to the software because in the past both have been ok.
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November 23rd, 2012 at 9:06 pm
YouTube has been making big changes off and on since March 07, 2012 and Chrome probably too, although I’m sure only about YT. They used to let people know when they logged in that this or that was being worked on or had some issues which they wore fixing or working on. They have stopped being aboveboard about that and just ignore the users potential problems.
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