Attack of the mobile browsers
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We're already seeing the ideas from these applications make their way into the browsers. The front page of tiles showing the most popular bookmarks is already common, and it looks a lot like Flipboard even though the tiles don't flip. The features for sharing links aren't much different from those that save full copies of websites. In a sense, Facebook is just another place to store links and sites.
"Meta" browsers like Evernote, Flipboard, and Instapaper will be where the innovation really begins. They act like the farm team for the major browsers by giving a good indication of what the browsing public needs and wants. They're a pleasure to use, but I'm guessing we'll soon see all of their innovations rolled into the mainstream browsers.
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