Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Jun 2009 10:15 UTC, submitted by zegenie
Opera Software A few days ago Opera launched a placeholder website which said they were going to "reinvent" the web, on June 16. Well, it's June 16, and Opera has announced Opera Unite, a technology which allows individual Opera users to connect to one another, turning every machine running Opera Unite into a web server.
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The Web should always have been like this
by flypig on Tue 16th Jun 2009 12:39 UTC
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I used to use Opera, then switched to Firefox when it became faster and more lightweight. Opera Unite might just make me switch back. Personally, I think it's a great idea.

The beauty of the web has always been that it's an active rather than a passive medium. I'd have thought giving everyone their own web server could really widen how people see (and use) the web. There's so much that could be done with this (some of those web-based OSes might finally become useful!).

Having said all of that, I've not actually tried it yet, so maybe I should hold back on the praise. At the moment though, I'm really quite excited by this news.

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