Last class, Professor Mochon highlighted 2 things among others: the fact that Google don’t really now where they want to go with Google +, and that a Google+ identification was now required to comment on Youtube videos, causing discontent of some users.
But this new requirement is not trivial: the haters will say that it is an other desperate attempt to drive more people on Google + (and to some extent are probably right). But in the same time it represents a huge improvement: preventing anonymous comments, which resulted in “a cesspool of illiteracy,misogyny, racism, idiocy, hatred, violence, barbarism, intolerance and general lack of humanity”. When you see the number of hateful comments that used to be posted, taking action was really necessary.
Of course it will not remove all the spam, but it will reduce it drastically.