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We've been hearing that a lot of people are having problems using Twitter from Opera. If you are having trouble sending tweets, replying, retweeting, or seeing what is trending - good news! We have a fix for you. Here is what you need to do to get things going again.
From the main menu, go to Help › Check for Updates. Click OK when seeing the message "You are using the latest version of Opera". This will download an updated browser JS file, with the necessary fixes.
Next, reload Twitter. If this does not solve the problem, you may have to restart Opera too.
To check whether you have the most up-to-date version which contains this fix, go to: http://www.opera.com/docs/browserjs/. The message there should say "Opera Desktop 12.00 core 2.10.289, July 17, 2012. Active patches: 218".
Facebook and Twitter adds a redirection to all shared links to learn what links you clicks. If you are concerned about your privacy, or just want faster page loading when you click on a link, then we recommend you check out the following extensions by developer born2code.
This extension removes Facebook's redirection to protect your privacy. As a side-effect, shared links will load faster as they are no longer passed to Facebook for redirection.
Twitter adds redirection to all shared links to learn what links you click. This extension removes Twitter's redirection to protect your privacy.
We were pleased to see that Twitter has just upgraded its mobile site to be more friendly for non-smartphone users.
Twitter says its new site is fast and light, and uses less bandwidth than the previous version. Of course, if you really want to optimize your experience, you would make sure to use Opera... just as Twitter did in the announcement.
What do you think? Have you tried the new Twitter site yet on your phone? Give us your feedback in the comments!
The big news at Opera HQ this week was the release of Opera 11.60. Among other features, fixes and updates, this latest version of Opera contains a wholly redesigned browser engine code-named Ragnarök, which is a reference in Norse mythology to a series of earthshaking future events - but we'll just take that as an amazingly far-sighted prediction of HTML5. (Either that, or the first snowfall of the year here in Norway.)
Speaking of momentous, world-changing news, Twitter published a list of topics that had the most tweets per second in 2011. Now, let's recall that an awful lot happened over the past year, from the Arab Spring to Steve Jobs' passing. But outdistancing those particular events by several thousand tweets, not to mention others like the Japanese earthquake, the US East Coast earthquake, Brazil being eliminated from the Copa America and the royal wedding in the UK was... (drum roll, please): the MTV Video Music Awards. Yes, really!
While we're on the topic of information overload, French IT services company ATOS was in the news for its plans to phase out the use of e-mail over the next two years, in favor of more collaborative and social media communication tools. It's a nice idea, but somehow we think that this doesn't really address the underlying problem... most likely, ATOS employees will just start getting spam on their "walls" instead of their inboxes, doncha think?
Finally, in a bit of good news for those of you out there who are ready to stop this crazy spinning planet of ours for a sec and just, well - bail (even if it does mean missing the next edition of the MTV Video Music Awards), scientists announced the discovery of a planet described, intriguingly, as both "Earth-like" and "smack dab in the Goldilocks zone," meaning appropriate for human habitation, though some important details about the planet's actual composition are still TBD...
Have a great weekend, everyone!