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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As expected
by FealDorf on Tue 16th Jun 2009 18:36 UTC
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Opera's new concept as I expected was received with more scepticism than optimism. Were this to be some firefox's innovation or of Google; it'd be received very differently. Take Wave; it's more complicated than "revolutionary".

Anyway; this IS an important innovation. Me able to access my music over my cellphone is definitely useful; plus personalized chat software would be quite useful.

One important thing you should understand is that the user is in control of data here; this is not just a privacy issue -- I prefer sharing pictures over Y! Messenger than Flickr or online-slideshows because it's many times simpler and quicker.

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