posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 11:24 PM
I am probably one of the least conspiracy-minded people on this site, or any site for that matter; but some of these comments strike me as incredibly
naive or worse.
Its purpose is "ease of use" only?
First of all, what does that even mean? Was it somehow difficult to log in before?
And why gmail accounts only?
Second, how do you explain their childishly transparent summons to change your "complicated" user name to something everyone will recognize.... like
your real name?
"Ease of use" again?
I am sure it is! But "use" of whom, by whom - that's the question.
Anyway, OP, this is not new; I noticed it about a year and a half ago.
I immediately dissociated my email from YouTube and do not log in anymore. I don't use my real name anyway, but it's a matter of principle.... you
know, the thing that Google & Co. are hoping will become obsolete and maybe derided in the near future?
BTW, I don't use Google either. There are plenty of other options: IxQuick is one of them.
What's amazing is how many people think they can demand something for nothing. You enjoy a free service, the only requirement is that you link those
accounts, for ad revenue
(The underscoring is mine.)
By definition, "revenue" and "free" do not belong in the same sentence.
And second, there is a thing called "principles". Having them and abiding by them.... THAT is freedom.
edit on 8-1-2013 by AdAstra because: (no reason given)