Google blackhat browser techniques

by Stephen Fluin 2010.03.04

Recently Google announced that it was dropping IE6 support for YouTube. This momentus decision will have the impact of upgrading many many users off of Internet Explorer 6. I fully support this migration in general, but it also comes at a price. If you look at the notice posted on YouTube, you will see that their browser list starts with Chrome. As Google very well knows, in lists of sites or alternatives, over 90% of people select the first item from the list when they don't know what they are looking for.

In the end, this means that Google is pushing for an end to IE6's domination, but in a way that benefits their own interests. While I can't blame them, this is definitely a step towards evil.