The top voted idea was adding support for HTML5 video and ditching Flash, which had twice as many votes as the second highest item. Soon enough, similar HTML5 video suggestions popped up, and nine out of ten top ideas were about HTML5 video. To make it all a little bit more frantic for Google, Slashdot picked up on it, further cementing HTML5 video support as the top-suggested feature.
Google has now given an official response, and is hinting that support for HTML5 video may indeed come:
All HTML5 ideas have been moved to the "answered" section accordingly. Let's hope this means we'll see proper HTML5 support soon on YouTube, as the site remains one of the main reasons why you'd want Flash installed. It could mean a major blow for Adobe if YouTube ditched Flash.