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Another Opera team joins the blogging world

September 5, 2006

There’s a new Opera blog in town, a blog by the Opera team that runs the Opera Community site and Opera’s other websites.

Only within the last year or so did Opera start with official blogging by various teams in the company. Blogging is, IMHO, an important and crucial method of reaching out to current and prospective Opera users.

I wish there was more blogging by Opera, not just personal blogs by Opera employees. Google’s many official blogs proved immensely popular.

Recently I talked with someone on the Opera Mini team about starting their own team blog, where they would share the latest technological advances, news, and new release info on the blog.

It’s much easier to follow and subscribe to a blog than scouring the forums for news. Plus, it creates an open conversation with users. We’re in 2006!

List of official Opera blogs
Opera doesn’t have a page on its site that lists all of their official blogs, so here’s an unofficial list:

  • Desktop Team Blog – This blog is almost exclusively about Opera’s weekly builds of the desktop browser.
  • Opera Widgets Blog – Covers mostly competitions for Opera Widgets geared towards Widget developers.
  • Opera Labs Blog – There are still only a few posts on this blog so I don’t know what to make of it yet. It’s supposed to be an eye into new products and technologies that are being developed in Opera.
  • Opera Platform Blog – Discusses the Opera Platform for mobile applications.
  • Opera Web Applications Blog – Talks about technical aspects of Widgets, how Opera can be used to create applications using the Opera Platform, AJAX and Web 2.0 stuff. I’m not sure if this is a replacement blog of the Opera Platform blog.
  • Opera Competitions – You’ll find all kinds of competitions and contests in this blog, which are quite often.
  • My Opera News – This blog gives you a behind the scenes look of the Opera Community site and the other Opera sites, mostly technical stuff.
  • Opera Community Blog – This is a blog relating to news about the Opera community, member of the week, Opera news, etc.
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  1. September 5, 2006 at 2:11 pm
  2. September 5, 2006 at 2:19 pm

    Ramunas, I guess they acted, but so far their blog is empty. Not even a welcome post.

  3. September 5, 2006 at 2:48 pm

    Is there a single RSS feed that combines all of the official Opera blog feeds?

  4. September 5, 2006 at 2:51 pm

    Yakov, no there isn’t. But there is Planet Opera, which combines all Opera related posts on blogs by Opera employees, users, etc.

  5. September 5, 2006 at 3:02 pm

    I just wrote today about the need to overarch the blogs a bit… add some cohesion to them. My focus was on differentiating the development information from the more “social” information… but the fact remains. I think I missed a blog or two in my posting that you caught here. I think it seems a little “lost in the crowd” and needs to be brought together:
    http://my.opera.com/moug/blog/show.dml/446677

  6. September 6, 2006 at 1:47 am

    All blogs mentioned above are currently tracked by Planet Opera 🙂 However there is a problem with a feed from My.Opera News: http://my.opera.com/devblog/xml/atom/blog/ which is… empty.

    Ramunas, I guess they acted, but so far their blog is empty. Not even a welcome post.

    Are you sure? Check http://planet.operapl.net/ 😉

  7. qu4nm1n9
    September 6, 2006 at 6:10 am

    don’t know it has been posted here..

  8. qu4nm1n9
    September 6, 2006 at 6:11 am

    don’t know it has been posted here.. Opera X screenshot – syncing, more features on the way

  9. September 6, 2006 at 9:17 am

    I spoke with a couple top people at Opera who told me that it’s a fake screenshot. There are many issues with this screenshot, the least being that the icon used in the panel is that of Apple (http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/isync/), besides I was told that Opera hasn’t even decided to call Opera 10 ‘Opera X’.

    You can easily add items to the menu by editing the menu.ini file, as well as creating a panel.

    To qoute a top Opera official in the desktop development “it’s not even a good fake”.

  10. September 6, 2006 at 10:55 am

    Robert- Agreed. That’s where I go to get all my Opera news. No offense to the great service you’re providing, but I just think Opera should provide an umbrella as well. Maybe just a page that lists all of these resources- but I’d like to see some overall branding and cohesion amonsgt them.

  11. qu4nm1n9
    September 8, 2006 at 8:25 am

    oops, my bad.. ;-p

  12. toimtoim
    November 30, 2006 at 7:01 am

    i hope opera can open any webpages perfectly…
    cmon opera!!

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