In a recent newsletter, the online recruitment company, CareerJunction, advised its subscribers as follows:
In the near future CareerJunction will only be supporting Internet
Explorer 6 and above. If you are not using a supported version you can
upgrade your browser for free!
I was completely taken aback by this statement. With all the recent news about security issues with Internet Explorer and the tremendous surge in interest in alternative browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, it comes as a surprise to hear that an initiative of a major media company in South Africa would take such a limited stance and focus on Microsoft’s browser to the exclusion of all others.
This comes at a time when downloads of Firefox have just exceeded 25 million in just 99 days. Poor showing on CareerJunction’s part, I think.