It happens all the time: you’re reading a very interesting page and you think you should share it on Twitter. So all you want to do is to type your tweet, include the URI and post it. This should be very, very fast. Unfortunately, I often found that Twitter takes a load of time. Especially, if all you want is to tweet…
But now, thanks to DuckDuckGo‘s powerful !bang you can do it very quickly: you can tweet directly from your address bar: just add “!tweet Your Tweet” next to the URI of the page you’re on and that’s it!
Of course, that only works if you’ve set up DuckDuckGo to replace Google in your address bar search feature. Just follow the instructions in the bottom-right hand corner on www.duckduckgo.com.
The Verge has quite an interesting overview of the last 31 months at Palm, especially on the premiss of webOS and the acquisition by HP. Also, if you were still looking for evidence that Apple was way ahead of everyone:
It quickly became evident, though, that HP’s financiers (up to and including CFO Cathie Lesjak) didn’t share Hurd’s enthusiasm. At that time, Apple was almost singlehandedly dominating the smartphone supply chain and it took an enormous commitment — the kind of commitment that only a giant like HP could offer — to tip the scale. “We told HP we needed better displays [for the Pre 3]. They’d come back and say, ‘Apple bought them all. Our suppliers tell us we need to build them a factory if we want the displays’ and they weren’t willing to put the billion dollars upfront to do that,” one source said. “The same thing happened with cameras. We’d pick a part, turns out Apple picked the same part. We were screwed left and right.” Without HP’s full financial support to buy its way into relevance, Palm was essentially left to pick from the corporate parts bin — a problem that would strike particularly hard later on with the TouchPad.
Nous sommes censés représenter les citoyens, mais comme ils sont occupés à autre chose, nous sommes censés réfléchir à leur place !
We are supposed to represent citizens, however since they are busy with other things, we are supposed to think for them!
— Marielle Gallo, députée du parlement européen favorable à ACTA, à propos du vote des commissions du parlement européen contre le texte. pro-ACTA MEP, about the vote against the treaty from the European Parliament commissions