With Google's popular video-sharing platform YouTube being infamous for having anonymous commenters leave a series of disagreeable remarks, a Wired report has recently revealed that the site is attempting to clean up its image by gently prodding users to use their real names.
With YouTube users using anonymous identities like cutepuppies99, joeysam87, origamiboys1981, and hordes of other similar names, the Wired report said that the site's move to urge the users to use their real names is essentially aimed at cleaning up the cesspool in its `comments' section.
According to the Wired report, the use of real names by the users will not only clean up the somewhat tarnished YouTube image because of users' offensive comments, but will also apparently help attract more business owners, advertisers, and filmmakers.
Though the option of changing their anonymous YouTube usernames to their real names is currently available only for the US users of the video-sharing site, the feature will `shortly' be rolled out internationally as well.
To prompt the users to use their real names instead of anonymous identities, YouTube has revealed that "additional venues" will be unfolded for users who make the switch, as they will be able to use their full name on Google's other products and services in the future.
About the option to use real names on YouTube, John Fisher - YouTube software engineer - said in a recent blog post: "For many YouTube users with existing Google+ profiles, you'll start seeing this option the next time you upload or comment on YouTube."
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