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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by Darkelve on Wed 17th Jun 2009 09:41 UTC
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How about a p2p-style network with openID-based signup (or something similar, or no sign-up).

I believe KDE already is doing something similar with their social semantic desktop idea, you do not need Opera but of course do need KDE desktop environment. There should also be by some kind of 'circle of trust' (e.g. '4 of my friends trust Y 100%, so let the software also trust person Y 100%').

Take sharing a file for example. You could share a file through a widget/applet/gadget/... and then it gets distributed through certain protocol (http, ftp, bittorrent, ...) to friends in your 'trust' circle. E.g. one action could be 'show my vacation videos to every friend with highest trust rating - optionally: use encrypted bittorrent protocol for transfer'.

Edited 2009-06-17 09:42 UTC

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