10 Ways to Make the Internet Better
3. Repeat Filter-
Things on the Internet exist forever. You or my mom might just now be finding something I saw years ago. To make matters worse, people repost things like crazy. A popular link on Reddit will get re-submitted 20 times with different titles. And that’s just one Web site. It’s impossible to know what’s worth clicking.
Solution: Web browsers already keep a history. If we extend that history to forever, and log every piece of content we look at, our computers could warn us before we click a repeat. It could block links on Web sites to things we’ve already seen. In an ideal situation, it would auto respond to my mom’s emails with “Haha! So funny!” every time she sends me that video of the cat playing piano. Or the dog that says “hello.” Or those balancing Russian strong men. And so forth, forever.
(Source: College Humor)