A popular use is to input some feeds, OPML or search some keywords, and then adjust some settings…additionally to these manual settings you can let particls learn from you, it learns from your click behaviour and will filter only the information it thinks you like based on the past clicks.
Apart from filtering information it also delivers information according to your attention requirements, whether it’s a ticker, pop-up toast, click trail, sticky note, etc…
particls is not limited to RSS feeds, the idea is for any format type of information to be fed into an adapter and come out the other end.
So what’s new besides the name change?
- rate items
- action items to places like del.icio.us, digg, sphere, etc…create more.
- for those ticker items and pop-up alerts that you want to read in a few minutes time, you can tear them and place them as a post-it note on your desktop
- alerts now have images
- will automatically detect when you’re away from your computer. It will then hold off your alerts until you come back.
- the auto-subscriber can learn which sites you visit most regularly and automatically subscribe to those sites for you.
- basically like a search feed
You own RSS feed
- similar to the Google Reader clip blog, you get your own RSS feed that others can subscribe to, or that you could put in a widget so others can see the latest stuff you are paying attention (based on highly rated items).
For the publisher
Just like some widgets services allow you to offer a take away widget of your blog, so does particls. You can offer people a fully branded particls version of your blog that people can download.
This can be re-skinned and turned into a regular particls app, but if it was downloaded from your blog, you get the revenue…that’s an incredibly fair offer.