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Old 12-05-2014, 10:39 AM
 
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Hi there,
Every so often, I'll watch a video and occasionally, rarely actually, make a comment.
Then when I do I'll get a youtube notification that someone else made a comment.

This morning, I got a notification about someone else making a comment on youtube, but it was through Google plus? I don't believe I joined this. I know this past year it has prompted me to put my real name, or create a "channel". I have not done either...

However....
There is something I was curious about that may have kicked it in.
I was watching some random cat video and noticed there was a little "globe" icon near the comment box. It looked like the same globe thing that you see on Facebook when a post is "shared" publicly.

So I clicked on the globe and commented, "test" in the comments box wondering if the video with my "test" comment would end up on FB? I didn't see it on my FB wall, (should ask my husband if he saw it in his newsfeed) but did clicking the globe thing activate the Google Plus thing??

I'd like to only get any comments, from the youtube like I used to, not Google plus. I don't want to be involved with Google plus as I'm not familiar with it and don't know what I would gain by being on it. I have enough online "stuff" as it is.

Thanks!!!!!
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Old 12-05-2014, 10:51 PM
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Hi there,
Every so often, I'll watch a video and occasionally, rarely actually, make a comment.
Then when I do I'll get a youtube notification that someone else made a comment.

This morning, I got a notification about someone else making a comment on youtube, but it was through Google plus? I don't believe I joined this. I know this past year it has prompted me to put my real name, or create a "channel". I have not done either...

However....
There is something I was curious about that may have kicked it in.
I was watching some random cat video and noticed there was a little "globe" icon near the comment box. It looked like the same globe thing that you see on Facebook when a post is "shared" publicly.

So I clicked on the globe and commented, "test" in the comments box wondering if the video with my "test" comment would end up on FB? I didn't see it on my FB wall, (should ask my husband if he saw it in his newsfeed) but did clicking the globe thing activate the Google Plus thing??

I'd like to only get any comments, from the youtube like I used to, not Google plus. I don't want to be involved with Google plus as I'm not familiar with it and don't know what I would gain by being on it. I have enough online "stuff" as it is.

Thanks!!!!!
you can adjust the youtube setting where you only get email notifications when someone replies to a youtube comment under settings
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Old 12-09-2014, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Google did this thing recently where anyone with a YouTube account was pretty much automatically given a G+ account.
Not sure what "globe" you clicked on, but they may have been the kicker to start your account.
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Old 12-11-2014, 01:42 AM
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Yeah, Youtube is trying to encourage all Youtubers to get Google+ accounts. I think you will not have a "reply" link in the Youtube comments section when you make comments, if you don't
sign-up for Google+, not positive, but I think that is the way it works now.

As for your FB account being linked to either your Google+ or Youtube account......that is something separate and can be changed in the "settings" section of G+ or Youtube.
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