auxy wrote:Things like their godawful "results for similar searches" and the integration of Google+ into everything they have are the sort of things that drove me to use adblock almost exclusively for google ads, and DuckDuckGo for most of my searching.
auxy wrote:Any software company which thinks they know better than their users what they, the users, want -- well, I have no patience for that kind of blatant jackassery.
axeman wrote:just brew it! wrote:Sometimes it takes a paradigm shift to dislodge the incumbent. It isn't so much that someone does "thing X" better; it is that "thing X" becomes less relevant. Microsoft's tech dominance has slipped of late, but it isn't because someone else managed to kick them off their desktop-OS-and-office-suite throne. It is because the world is going mobile, making desktop OSes less relevant than they used to be.
I have no idea who is going to render YouTube irrelevant. If I knew that, I'd be able to retire in a few years.
Someone will have to figure out a monetarily viable replacement to YouTube eventually?? YouTube is nothing but a cash sinkhole. Even Google isn't likely to subsidize it forever with their massive ad revenues, stockholders hate that sort of thing. Although they may be trying to make YouTube profitable...we now get ads of up to 30 seconds that can't be skipped, and with increasing frequency. This is is getting old quick.
Captain Ned wrote:I can't find the link at the moment, but the founder of YouTube posted a comment to his original first video complaining that he had to get a Google+ account to comment.
Do no evil. Funny definition of evil there, Google.