YouTube Undoes Part Of New Player
YouTube responded to user criticism, rolling back that feature within a day of the new interface, showing they are listening and care if people really hate a new feature. It was kind of annoying, and I’m glad to see it work this way. I still don’t like the way the thumbnails rip off Apple’s dock feature, and in a way that makes it kind of hard to browse (too sensitive), but they seem committed to improving it, so I wouldn’t be too worried.
Garrett at ZDNet says he thinks Google might introduce sponsored videos into the related videos section, giving them a new revenue source for YouTube. Not a bad idea.