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Google+ and YouTube are Splitting Up

Basically nobody on the internet is sad about this.

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  • It’s always sad when a relationship ends, unless we’re talking Google+ and YouTube, in which case the entire internet will throw a raging virtual dance party on its freshly-dug grave.

    As you’re probably painfully aware, Google+ was launched in 2011 to give users a single identity across all platforms and be a rival to Facebook. When it didn’t really catch on, Google required everyone on hugely-popular YouTube to have a Google+ account to comment, share or upload videos, claiming it would discourage trolls from leaving abusive comments.

    Everyone hated it. Not only did it force people to join Google+, it screwed people’s comment sections and subscription feeds and made everything harder to use. YouTuber Colleen Evans, the comedian behind Miranda Sings, said she despised Google+ and it was going to ruin everything. “I think YouTube is going to die and none of us are going to have jobs anymore.”

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    Now, after years of digging in their heels, Google are finally admitting defeat. Google executive Bradley Horowitz announced the split, saying “While we got certain things right, we made a few choices that, in hindsight, we’ve needed to rethink.”

    And there was much rejoicing.

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