Saturday, December 04, 2010

google/youboob

Does anybody know how to create a YouTube account without also signing in with a Google account? It just seems impossible.

10 comments:

Anna said...

I did that, but two years ago, with my yahoo address. It was telling me I should have a google address, but finally it worked.

Jan said...

I have (several) YouTube accounts. Everytime I sign in, the site bugs me to link it to a Google account. I just ignore that and clik on the YouTube logo at the top of the page and am logged in normally. Hopefully this will continue to work.

Other sites have the same annoying behaviour wanting to connect my username to my Facebook profile. Grrrrr!

eolake said...

Yes, this behaviour has become nigh universal, and it pisses me off.

Pascal [P-04referent] said...

Same here: it was so long ago I can't even remember how I did it, but to this day my YT account uses a humble Yahoo! address, and it definitely wasn't complicated to register.

...........................Ray said...

When they were trying to grab eyeballs and get established, they were easy to sign onto, but now that they are rich and famous, they don't give a damn about those who got them there. That's my theory.

Anonymous said...

Ray didn't say anything different than the rest of you, but doesn't he just come off as a bitter old man?

Pascal [P-04referent] said...

Hey, you'd be bitter too, if something came off while you advance in age.
To quote my word verif: "balosing"!!!

(Maybe Ray would've rather said: "EYEbalosing"? ;-)

"I do. For bitter and for worse.
Heck, when you marry at our age, sonny, it can only be for the pleasure of daily nagging!"

...........................Ray said...

@ Anonymous, you Sweetheart, you!

"Ray didn't say anything different than the rest of you, but doesn't he just come off as a bitter old man?"

I just want to say I AM a bitter old man, and you'd be too if you were my age, and hadn't been laid since about three weeks after the Titanic sunk, and if you tried it now, it would be like shooting pool with a rope, as George Burns told us once. There comes a time in a man's life when he's ENTITLED to be a bitter old man - he's outlived all the smart-asses who
threw shit at him all his life, and he's too old to risk a heart attack worrying about what you young whippersnappers think of him, and he's just trying to stay
alive until everything fades to black, and keep himself amused in the meantime. Get the picture?

Anonymous said...

Hey, Google OWNS Youtube! Shouldn't they be allowed to do whatever they want with their own product?

eolake said...

Pretty much, but some things may irritate their customers.

To me, this is like a fancy restaurant buying a burger bar, and then enforcing tie and jacket in both places.