Once popular, Flash has lost its momentum. Today, many are calling for it to disappear. Apple may have started the trend (by not allowing Flash on its devices) but, by the look of it, Facebook might throw the final blow.
Facebook now relies on HTML5 for much of its video content but the platform still relies on Flash for older browsers that are yet to support HTML5. By the way, Google also automatically transforms Flash into HTML5 wherever browsers let it do so.
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And earlier this week, it was Alex Stamos, the recently appointed Chief Security Officer at Facebook, that openly called for the end of Flash:
Stamos argues that although many agree that Flash is now an obsolete technology, it will never be properly “killed” if Adobe does not set its ‘end of life’ date.
My opinion is that the online world will be a better place without Flash. What do you think?
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