Google is rolling out a new YouTube app for the iPhone since Apple will not have a YouTube app pre-installed on the iPhone 5. Great. I have been waiting for a YouTube.com update forever as I’m one of those cord-cutting hippies that depends on YouTube for a good portion of my evening entertainment.
I like to comment on interesting articles I find around the web. Some blogs and news sites make that near impossible.
Exhibit A: LATimes.com
Step 1: I see a familiar looking comment box. I may have an LATimes.com account but I have no idea what it is. Maybe I can post without logging in, that’d be amazing.
Step 2: Okay, I’ll have to connect somehow. I need to decide what account I’d like to connect with. I’ll probably go with Twitter, though it’s nice that they have AOL and MySpace options in case I take the time machine for a spin.
Step 3: I connected with Twitter, but I’m still required to sign up. Not quite sure what the “Or sign in directly in the screen shot above refers to.”
Step 4: Enter fake information and hope for the best.
Now the owner of email@example.com is going to receive a confirmation email asking them to confirm my never-needed-to-be-posted-in-the-first-place comment. I hope they do the right thing and click that approve button.
3 Internet Requests:
1. Let’s stop forcing users to sign up for an account after they already connected via a social network.
2. Let’s fix the insane buffering on YouTube.com
3. Let’s stop overusing hyphens. (I’ll work on it.)