This shit is retarded.
This morning an interesting post went up on the Google Operating System unofficial Google news blog. The post announced that YouTube was testing a new feature—YouTube Reactions. The post features screenshots of the new feature, which apparently lets YouTube users click reaction buttons to decide whether a video is LOL, OMG, EPIC, CUTE, WTF or FAIL.
When I read the post this morning it sounded a little bit too awesome to be true and I wanted to reach out to YouTube to make sure that this wasn’t a late April Fool’s joke. It’s no joke. Jacques Herbert of Global Communications & Public Affairs at YouTube told me, “These video reaction tags are part of a test we’re doing on a small group of our users. The goal is to take frequently used expressions from our comments system and make them into tags to users can express themselves with just a click of the button. Depending on how the test goes, we’ll consider rolling the feature out to more users.”