Did YouTube’s Co-founder Slam The New Comment System?

By: Chris Crum - November 8, 2013

It looks like Jawed Karim, co-founder of YouTube, has left his first comment on YouTube in eight years to slam the new commenting system that Google is rolling out.

Its unclear whether it really is him, but it is the same account that uploaded the first ever video to YouTube (Me at the zoo):

The new comment says, “Why the fuck do I need a Google+ account to comment on a video?”

YouTube comments

The new system has struck a nerve among YouTube users, and many are criticizing Google for the move. As we reported, a lot of people really hate it.

[via 9to5Google]

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  • http://www.rocainmovible.com Ellison Tavico

    If this is truly the co-founder, then that should be an indication to Google to rethink the whole Google+ linkage.

  • http://N/A Peter

    There is only one thing I can say to this:
    LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!

    Not my most eloquent argument, even for the internet, but I think that this will go a long way to raising the average IQ of comments on youtube, since everyone knows that no”scum” people have google+ accounts, only cultured and refined people fooled into thinking they would find other cultured and refined people on google+.

    Way to go google, you have just removed approximately one third of idiot’s capabilities to annoy the rest of our species.

  • http://www.youtube.com/jbceezy Jon Clem

    I fully agree with him as a Youtube creator. It’s BS what Google is doing. Here are my thoughts about it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPnO4mYWw2k