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YouTube Gets Moderator Service

  • CNet, Thursday, May 27, 2010 1:34 PM
Google has gone and integrated its Moderator service -- which lets users vote on user-submitted ideas -- into YouTube. In the past, YouTube used the service for special events, and granted only select users access. With the permanent integration, Google is "bringing order to the relative chaos of a few hundred million users chatting about videos," writes CNet's Web Crawler blog.

Unlike comments, which rest on a video page, Moderator is located on channel pages where channel owners can more easily police items they feel to be off-topic or offensive. Like the original Google Moderator, the list of ideas can be embedded outside of YouTube. It also has sorting tools to rank ideas by date or popularity -- both total votes, and items with a high velocity of voting, notes CNET.

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