Google acquired YouTube for $1.65 billion back in 2006.
Now, I've only been using YouTube as a content producer for a couple years so I can't talk about the "good old days" but I can say this:
Nearly every change YouTube has made in the few years I've been producing content has made the service more and more difficult to use. Hell, the whole reason I created a Facebook fan page for my YouTube content is because it's so damn difficult to connect with my audience now. Seriously, Google's changes have made it nearly impossible to track who is saying what and where.
So personally, I'm not filled with the warm and fuzzies when I hear tell Google is looking to buy Twitch. I've used Twitch. I love the idea of live streaming content to my viewers but the experience itself I would charitably describe as "cumbersome." I shudder to think how much of a pain it the posterior it would be to use if Google decided to implement YouTube-caliber changes.
But that's just me. What do you think? Could such an acquisition be a good thing for the Twitch service or would it be its death knell? Vote in the poll and let us know! You are also more than welcome to litter our comments section with your thoughts or send us email at SuperPACpodcast@gmail.com.
There will be no podcast next week due to the holiday so look forward to the poll results in a written article sometime after Memorial Day.
-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen