Speed Up your Browsing.
Written by Ben Friedman, August 3rd, 2016
The internet is a fantastic thing.
Never in the history of human kind have we had something so powerful in the homes of so many.
The world's knowledge is quite literally a click away.
All this, and yet what we hear most often, it's slow!
Yes, the world's most comprehensive network of cat pictures, tweets, videos and papers is not always the fastest place to be.
Still you can make it fast with a few helpful tips.
Use an adblocker. Advertisements, like anything else, have to be downloaded in order to display. By using an adblocker (which some of you may be doing already) you are reducing the amount of data you need to retrieve. Now you're sparing your bandwidth for that cat picture you've been waiting to see.
Your choice of browser can make a difference. Browsers like Google and Bing provide excellent search quality, however they generally incur overhead in performing multiple background requests just after you've loaded the page (bing more so). Other search engines, like duckduckgo.com don't put such a strain on your bandwidth and can allow you to spend less time loading and more time searching.
Finally some addons, plugins and more that claim to enrich or enhance your web experience can potentially degrade it if your bandwidth is limited. Overall if you find your web experience starting to slow down don't add more, go faster with less. No amount of optimizations or CDNs can substitute for the simple fact that less data takes less time to download. The faster you download a resource the faster you can get on with the next, and the faster you can get on to those cat pictures!
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