Oracle Goddess writes: "YouTube is using alert banners to announce that the company will be phasing out support for the IE6 browser shortly. The online video behemoth is pointing to 'modern' browsers like Google Chrome (twice on the same page even, unsurprisingly), Internet Explorer 8 and Firefox 3.5 as alternatives. YouTube follows in the footsteps of another Web 2.0 poster child, Digg, which recently hinted at wanting to cut support for the browser too. YouTube hasn't officially reported their desire to drop support for IE6, but it's conceivable that like Digg it would rather have its developers spend time optimizing the service for newer, better browsers than wasting man hours on the oft-despised Microsoft browser."
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