When a YouTube user now tries to comment on a video, a box pops up asking that person to start using their “full name” at the video sharing site. The “full name” is taken from the person’s Google+ account since Google requires the real name of someone signing up for a Google+ account.
You can of course refuse to do so, but Google won’t give up without a fight. It asks you to justify why you can’t use your real name, with possible reasons being that your account is for a business, music group or character, or your channel is well known for other reasons.
The clean up is the start of a wider strategy of revamping the comments section. At the most recent developer’s conference Google revealed that it was working on improvements in this area, so this is more than likely the first of many changes to come. Wether it will improve discourse on cat videos however remains to be seen.
Source: PC World