Peter Kafka

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YouTube’s New Comments System Requires Users to Use Google+, Prompts F-Bomb From YouTube Co-Founder

why the fxxx do i need a google+ account to comment on a video?

YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim — or at least, whoever controls Jawed Karim’s YouTube account — weighing in on changes to YouTube’s comments system, which went into effect this week and requires YouTube users to connect their account to a Google+ page or profile.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work