Skip to comments.Why must I start a Google Account to login to Youtube ???( Vanity )
Posted on 02/22/2011 3:59:12 PM PST by sushiman
This morning suddenly discovered that I was being ordered by Youtube to create a Google account so that I may be able to login to Youtube . I know Google owns Youtube , but until this morning I have not had a problem . Folks who already have a Google account can easill link up . I don't want a Google account , but it looks like I have no choice . True ?
Google owns youtube. Their site, their rules.
They eliminated “Youtube” accounts
Your new account does not have to be related to Gmail just any email address.
“Sign in to YouTube with your YouTube OR Google Account”
Scroll down and you can skip the google thing for now.
WOW! I just tried signing in under my old name and it won’t let me.
Hi, John....I dunno about Utube, but I avoid any Google operation. I do not trust anything they do.
For Search, I use Startpage as they do not record your IP, as Google does.
to bother you
I just signed in to my youtube account, at the bottom right it has a link when asking to link to my yahoo email:
Skip this for now (We’ll remind you again in a little bit)
It would let me bypass that option for the longest time, then one day I was forced to get a Google account....
I use Youtube quite a bit , and have many vids “ favorited “ , so it looks like I have no choice but to start a Google account . I don’t trust them but what can one do ?
Same thing happens to me. Have a YT account for the past 5 years and have always ignored them.
Google ARE evil.
No place to scroll down on the page I’m looking at . It’s either create a Google account of one can’t play .
Just make a gmail email account. Then link your Youtube to that. That’s what I did. It’s sort of a website circle jerk.
Dunno if google will take an email from “@yopmail.com”, but if so, it will keep the spam mailings at bay.
If I change my address to a Gmail address it won’t affect my current account ( favorites , etc...) , will it ?
I don’t need to.
They must not like you.
jd hayworth filling in today
I had the same problem when I signed into my youtube account a few days ago............
Note: Your old YouTube password will no longer work. You need to use your Google Account password from now on.
A message from Google:
“There is nothing wrong with your internet. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are now controlling the transmission. We control the horizontal and the vertical. We can deluge you with a thousand channels or expand one single image to crystal clarity and beyond. We can shape your vision to anything our imagination can conceive. For the rest of your life we will control all that you see and hear.”
No. I set up a gmail, associated my existing youtube to that and everything was fine. Same favorites, uploaded vids, etc. And they give you the opportunity to change it to another email later if you want. I was nervous too. I have a video with 350,000 + hits that makes me money!
“I don’t want a Google account , but it looks like I have no choice.”
Yes, you can choose to give up on youtube.
Exactly. You don’t need an account to watch and there are other places to post videos.
Careful! We have grammar police hanging around!
That’s Google AM evil.
I told you all a week ago this had happened...I will NOT do it.
If you watch hockey with a Canadian broadcast team it’ll make sense.
No probs here... I only have to provide a password for my dirty videos..
” You dont need an account to watch and there are other places to post videos.”
I can’t watch videos either . They ask me to log in using a Google account .
I can’t even watch videos others post to other sites like Facebook .
Personally, I think Google has over reached their grasp of society and personal privacy so far that we should be very afraid of what they are doing and what they will do with all that information they collect
Personally, I avoid using any form of Google services. I even have gone to another map search to accomplish that.
Ever notice those adds along the side of your emails and even other sites that suddenly offer services related directly to a site you visited in the past day or so. It is no coincidence.
You will start getting email with first names of friends and family that you write and those email vaguely refer you to a new product or service you have no desire to use. It comes from the data that Google collects from your emails and visits to their sites and other associated sites.
They compile it, and immediately turn it against you.