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YouTube Rolling Out 'Messenger' For Native Sharing And Chatting

+YouTube is rolling out a new 'Messenger' feature for their mobile app, leading to some confusion about why YouTube even needs a messenger or why Google needs to add 'yet another messenger product' to its overall portfolio.

These reactions, however, miss its real purpose: to enable users to share and chat about videos natively. Until now, YouTube has been almost unique among social networks for lacking a native sharing mechanism (an equivalent of a Facebook Share or a Retweet, in other words). At the same time, YouTube Comment sections have never been known as great forums for discussing videos, especially privately with friends. This has driven all sharing and most discussion off the network to other networks and apps.

+Instagram had the same basic problem, and ultimately arrived at the same basic solution: a native sharing mechanism that, rather than sharing an Instagram to your Followers' streams, shares it privately to designated users, with whom you can privately discuss it.

The point here is not become a new 'Messenger', but rather a simple and elegant solution for users to share and discuss YouTube videos with the people they choose without ever leaving the app. This could make YouTube a more truly 'social' network than it has ever been before, while also boosting the amount of time users spend watching videos and the number of videos those same users share.

#SocialMedia #YouTubeMessenger
Here's the thing: Native sharing is great for YouTube's business.
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From above -- thick gray winter coat going away. Finland. 
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Everything you thought you knew about DNA's shape is wrong.

In recent years, scientists have made tremendous progress in reading the sequence of our DNA. But the three-dimensional shape of DNA remains mostly mysterious. In fact, it’s only recently that scientists have even begun to get a glimpse at how our DNA is folded. Today, scientists focus on the ways that gene mutations cause diseases like cancer. But totally normal genes can still malfunction if they get folded in the wrong way. It’s possible that ongoing research may eventually reveal a hidden world of “folding diseases.”
The reality is far messier than an abstract spiral staircase. Scientists are learning fascinating new things about how DNA is really shaped.
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Young soft red squirrel in autumn grass. #Helsinki 
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Hey everyone, I have a Youtube channel. Mostly Xbox One clips, older ones are wildlife. https://www.youtube.com/user/TomiTapio/videos
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I made this as a draft for the fiftieth anniversary of Star Trek. I wanted to express something in the mood, that both reflected the spirit of the past, while perhaps looking to the future. Does my image do justice? Would love to hear some thoughts, will likely do some edits...
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Very small grocery store. Better prices elsewhere.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
A lovely theatre in a good location. Good seats and setups.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Lovely old pub, I ate a great "hunter's chicken" there. Others loved the fish and chips.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Good burger, exotic matchstick-sized fries (if you choose them), but the noise level was awful, I guess they have not paid any attention to echo dampening (hard walls, sound bounces a lot) so don't go here if you hate noisy restaurants.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Nearly flawless hotel experience, shared a two-bed room which was roomy. Thin walls though, so noisy neighbours might bother your getting to sleep. Did not try the breakfast or hotel wifi.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Coleslaw was good, Chicken burger with mild lemon sauce was good (but why on baguette bread?) Vegetarian patty in a pita bread pocket was abysmal, way dominated by mint or other herb leaves. Good decor and reasonable ordering system. Go here if you like peri-peri (piri-piri, African bird's eye chili) sauce, otherwise go elsewhere.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
A decent place, with porridge and bananas and sandwiches and whatnot. You should go to a tiny six-table café instead though.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago