Friday, March 22, 2013 10:50:44 AM
As first reported on the Opera People Watch blog
, Meiyang Chang
, finalist-turned-host of the Indian Idol TV contest, has become the goodwill ambassador for Opera Software’s Smile with Opera Mini
campaign. This initiative was launched in partnership with the Smile Foundation
and will see Rs 5 being donated to the foundation for every download of the Opera Mini mobile web browser from opera.com/swom/ towards the education of under privileged children. Chang adds, “It gives me immense pleasure to be the goodwill ambassador for the “Smile with Opera Mini” campaign. To this end, I pledge all my support towards bringing a big smile to those who will shape our tomorrow.”
Chang has also created a special anthem for the campaign called “Kuch Dino Se”. In his words, “It’s a subtle, philosophical look on life as to how all of us are stuck focusing on mundane things every single day. Then, there is something exciting that comes out, and it changes your life. In my case it has been the association with Smile kids.”
A technology enthusiast himself, Meiyang Chang believes that a mobile phone and the internet are the best companions for a curious mind.
Chang is an active social media enthusiast and believes India still needs better internet speeds for people to realize the potential of the platform. He noted that many users across the country face strong barriers to internet usability; but he was quick to add, “Opera Mini is one of the fastest browsers. I usually hit ‘O’ whenever the curiosity bug inside me is hungry for more information. It works great, especially when I’m traveling and in areas where the connectivity is weak.”
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 1:19:16 PM
Today is Nelson Mandela's birthday: the South African leader turns 94!
To mark Mandela Day, as the 18th of July has become known, people around the world are encouraged to do a good deed or perform some service for others. Giving 67 minutes of your time is a symbolic tribute to the 67 years Nelson Mandela devoted to campaigning for human rights.
One of Opera's partners in Africa, MTN is doing its part for Mandela Day, by facilitating people writing birthday messages for Mr. Mandela, or making pledges to do good deeds for others. These contributions will be compiled into a book by MTN, which will then be given to Mr Mandela as a birthday gift. You can add your thoughts to this book by going to MTN's website.
Happy Mandela Day!
Friday, July 6, 2012 11:00:55 AM
Now and then we come across amazing community members that makes us lost for words..
The disco madness and amazing colors in the picture below caught our eye among all the awesomeness in this illustrators portfolio!
Congratulations Gabriela, you are our well deserved Member of the Week!
Friday, June 22, 2012 9:22:40 AM
"Lessons from Life" sure is an interesting title for a blog. Not everyone could boast such a title and get away with it, but this weeks member of the week isn't like everyone else. Say hello to one of our oldest and most faithful My Opera members!
The posts we find is a nice combination of personal experiences written almost as mini stories.
It's time to put our hands together for Stardancer - our member of the week.
Friday, June 15, 2012 9:56:28 PM
"Me and Opera" is the title of this week's spotlighted blogger here on My Opera. Since February 2008, he has been writing and sharing his experience with Opera - including service such as Opera Mail.
He's an active community member who plays in our contests (and wins cool stuff!) and writes Opera extensions!
Congratulations Nimesh - you are this week's member of the week.
Friday, June 8, 2012 6:10:25 PM
A talented singer-songwriter who offers you a chance to listen to her tunes is this week's spotlighted blogger. Since February 2007, she has been a frequent poster, active commentator in blogs and photos and she has sure made a lot of new contacts and friends here the Opera community.
We recommend you check out her songs (which she also offers as free download - and we all love free stuff, right!?), favorites and photo albums this weekend!
Congratulations studio41 - you are this week's member of the week.