Occupy Flash: Movement against desktop flash player

Until I came across this, I used to think Ocupy Campaigns are strictlly directed towards countries by concerned citizens who want certain changes. Well, a concerned group has launched a campaign againt Adobe’s decision to drop Flash on the mobile platform. They are revolting against Adobe’s move.

The goal of the movement is “to get the world to uninstall the Flash Player plugin from their desktop browsers.” I wonder how possible this is, anyway. They presented their manifesto thus:

Flash Player is dead. Its time has passed. It’s buggy. It crashes a lot. It requires constant security updates. It doesn’t work on most mobile devices. It’s a fossil, left over from the era of closed standards and unilateral corporate control of web technology. Websites that rely on Flash present a completely inconsistent (and often unusable) experience for fast-growing percentage of the users who don’t use a desktop browser. It introduces some scary security and privacy issues by way of Flash cookies. Flash makes the web less accessible. At this point, it’s holding back the web.

Interestingly, when I visited the site, the site detected flash player on my browser and gave instructions on how to uninstall it. They also gave several tips on how everyone can do without flash player.

So, what do you think about this kind of campaign? Will you be uninstalling the Flash Player on your PC? source


  1. wow….white man has a sweet life to have time for such campaigns…..when nepa and fuel subsidy are here killing us nd no one is saying anything….hmmm

  2. @bappah: Do you know that extra CPU use and power consumption due to the flash player will drain your phone/laptop battery much faster than other technologies (html5 video etc.)?

    The power problem and fuel subsidy removal are serious problems, to which devices that consume less power are very relevant. Also the “Occupy” movement may shed light on a means of influencing government policy.

    @Oluwatobi: I was using Opera with most plugins disabled in the pre-Firefox days. Now I use NoScript (http://noscript.net) and only enable flash when I have to, which is less frequently each year.

  3. @bappah
    thats why d white people wil always be ahead of us all the time.. We africans nigerians especially are cowards and afraid to die thats why we wil always buy anytin our stupid government sell to us..

    As 4 flash i will unistall it if i have other means of playing my youtube videos and d rest afterall they suck on my phone and hang my browser sumtimes

  4. Occupy Flash? I laughed when I first saw the title. Regardless of what anyone says, u just have to admit that flash is one helluva software. Its amazing what pple have been able to create with it. Its going to be a long b4 HTML 5 really gets adopted and goes mainstream so till then, we’ll just have to wait.

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