Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Opera Unite Reinvents the Web

Opera Unite Page

Go to Opera labs, download new Opera 10 and enable new features from status bar. Besides Opera Unite, which enables users to convert their browser into a web server and share data, two other features available are, Opera link and Opera Turbo.

Opera link allows you to synchronize your bookmarks, Speed Dial entries, notes and other useful browser information, so they are available to you wherever you go.

Opera Turbo is a server-side optimization and compression technology that speeds up data transfer and reduces the amount of data that needs to be downloaded in order to view the page by up to 80%.

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URL Shortening Destroying the Web

We make good descriptive URIs just to get it converted to some random meaningless string. :(

Believe it: the humble hyperlink, thanks to pervasive URL shortening, can now be wielded as a weapon. The internet is the house that PageRank built, and it’s all predicated on hyperlinks. Once you start making every link your special flavor of “shortened” link, framing the target content — heck, maybe wrapping it in a few ads for good measure — you’ve completely turned that system on its head.

Read the full article: Url Shorteners: Destroying the Web Since 2002

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