YouTube To Add Google+ Commenting Says Tom Pickett, Head of YouTube Operations
In an interview with Reuters news service, Pickett, on Thursday 4-12, during a visit to India went on to say…
“As we think of incorporating Google Plus type functionality we think we can get a better dialogue going and a social platform that’s not just YouTube but it’s actually a common piece that cuts across all Google products.”
Youtube, the massively dominant video sharing website owned by Google, aims to spruce up its social networking skills through better integration across platforms, and hopes to more than double annual ad revenue in emerging markets like India, the top executive said.
“YouTube has been lacking great social features. Commenting and sharing have been part of YouTube, but the experiences could be much better than they are.”
YouTube says it gets around 800 million unique users every month. India is the second-biggest source of content for YouTube, after the United States.
Pickett said YouTube was working on areas such as the comments section of the site, which doesn’t allow users to log in from other social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter.