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Anyone who has spent time on YouTube has seen the tremendous amount of senseless chatter from trolls in the comments section of videos. To combat this growing problem, the massive video-sharing giant is rolling out a new commenting system.
Today Youtube, who is has been owned by Google since 2006 announced, “in the coming months, comments from people you care about will rise up where you can see them, while new tools will help video creators moderate conversations for welcome and unwelcome voices,”
What Comments will move to the top?
So what does this all mean? Well, the most significant difference for viewers is that the most recent comments will no longer automatically move to the top of the comments feed. The comments people care about most will now move to the top of the feed. These include comments from the video’s creator, popular personalities, engaged discussions about the video, and people within your Google+ Circles.
Can I join the conversation publicly or privately?
Viewers who want to join the conversation will now be able to select whether or not they want their comments to be public or private. Youtube viewers who start conversations will have the option of allowing their comments to be seen by everyone on YouTube and Google+, only people within their Circles or viewable by a specific person. Also, just like the Gmail platform, all replies will be placed in a thread enabling you to easily follow conversations.
What are my options as a Youtube Moderator?
For Youtube moderators and video marketing specialists, the new Youtube commenting system will allow you to review comments before they’re posted, block specific words or save time by auto approving comments from certain fans. These changes will help moderators spend less time moderating, and more time sharing videos and connecting with their fans.
Below is an example of what comments will look like later this year in a sample video from SoulPancake:
Interesting Youtube Viewership Statistics
- More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month
- Over 6 billion hours of video are watched each month on YouTube—that’s almost an hour for every person on Earth, and 50% more than last year
- 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute
- 70% of YouTube traffic comes from outside the US
- YouTube is localized in 56 countries and across 61 languages
- According to Nielsen, YouTube reaches more US adults ages 18-34 than any cable network
- Millions of subscriptions happen each day, and the number of people subscribing has more than doubled since last year
- Mobile makes up more than 25% of YouTube’s global watch time, more than one billion views a day
- YouTube is available on hundreds of millions of devices
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Anyone who has spent time on YouTube has seen the tremendous amount of senseless chatter from trolls… http://t.co/CZPXLX1VzA
— OMG Marketing (@omgconsultants) September 25, 2013