How YouTube’s Forced Google+ Integration Devolved Into ASCII Porn

bananagrabberGoogle’s push to merge YouTube and Google+ was in part an attempt to clean up the notoriously negative (and sometimes nonsensical) comments left on videos, by forcing previously anonymous users to associate their comments with the name of a real-life human. But this story on Ars Technica explains how short-sightedness at Google and clever (if juvenile) YouTube users have instead turned the site’s comments into “a sea of ASCII penises.” [ArsTechnica]

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  1. MathManv2point0 says:

    I remember the good old (mid/late 90’s) of AIM and plenty of ASCII pics like:

    (\__/)
    (=’.’=)
    (“)_(“)

    (Thank you internet)

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