by Mike Masnick
Thu, Oct 9th 2008 10:31am
While any open online forum has its share of trolls and poorly written comments, YouTube is infamous for having a quality level below pretty much everywhere else. The (absolutely worth reading) online comic strip, xkcd ran a strip recently joking about one possible "cure" for this: having a virus written that would read a YouTuber's comment outloud before requesting final approval to post it. The idea was that any sane person would recognize how idiotic their comments sounded:
Apparently, the folks at YouTube/Google thought it was such a good idea that they've actually created just such a button. Of course, those who need to use it most probably won't do so. At least with the xkcd version, the virus forced people to listen to their comments.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Dan Bull's 'Death To ACTA' Video Silenced After Claim From Rapper Who Used The Same Sample
- Japanese Court Orders Google To Remove Customer Reviews From Its Maps Service -- Globally
- Awesome Stuff: Headphones & Helpers
- Internet Brands Targets Techdirt Post For Removal Because Of 'Infringing' Comment Left By A Reader
- Florida Legislators Introduce Bill That Would Strip Certain Site Owners Of Their Anonymity