Chris Saad and his team have FINALLY released something. 🙂

What used to be called “Touchstone” is now called “Particls” and Chris was nice enough to put together a TPN-branded version of it for us.

What does it do?

It installs a funky scrolling toolbar up the top of your screen which shows you the latest posts from your favourite RSS feeds. In the case of the TPN version, it comes pre-installed with TPN’s OPML. You can add you own.

It kind of reminds me of Pointcast from 1996 – are any of you old enough to remember Pointcast? If you don’t, it was a classic rags to riches and back to rags story of Dot Com One. You need to check it out.

Particls, of course, is far cooler than Pointcast (thanks in part to RSS and broadband) and also does lots of other cool stuff – it watches what you surf and decided what you like to spend your attention on, then brings that content to the surface – you can decide whether or not you want it to show you everything or just the most important things, based on keywords, etc.

Anyway, mucking about with it for ten minutes will help you understand it a lot more than me blabbing on.


Congrats to Chris and the team at Faraday Media.