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Are you an inTouch Partner?

Added on by Chris Saad.
As you probably know - Particls has a unique partner program called 'inTouch'.

inTouch helps publishers:
  1. Make more money
  2. Get more return traffic
  3. Get more RSS subscribers
  4. Put the brand on desktops everywhere
  5. Get better insight into their reader's interests
We've had a few new partners sign up so we wanted to welcome them to the Particls partner program. They are:

If you're a publisher, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about the inTouch Partner Program

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Running out of RSS to subscribe to? Amazon has the answer

Added on by Chris Saad.
Amazon has broadened it's support for RSS. Even more stuff to subscribe to via Particls :)

I think it's time for a SubscriptionPlugin.

Thanks Amazon!

Paul saw my post and made an Amazon SubscriptionPlugin in a few seconds. Download it, unzip it and put it in your "[Particls installation folder]\SubscriptionPlugins" directory!

We will have to make the installation process easier for these - perhaps register a file type for the browser to recognize and route.

Piping the internet - Yahoo Pipes released

Added on by Chris Saad.
Everyone is talking about the new service from Yahoo - Pipes.

Pipes is cool. It does a lot of stuff. Mainly it lets you take RSS (Ray Ozzie has referred to RSS as the "Unix pipe of the web") and literally pipe it. Through what? A series of services and transformations until it comes out look just like you want it.

Think of it as a super FeedRinse.

Unfortunately though, it's not exactly useful 'out-of-the-box'. But that's ok - because it is more a piece of Internet plumbing than it is a consumer facing service. Which is strange considering it's coming from Yahoo!

My friend Ian Forrester loves pipes. He has been talking about them for a long time. In fact he correctly noted that Touchstone is a sort of pipeline. Data comes in from a set of Input Adapters, is processed by our engine for Personal Relevancy, Cache and Routing, and is then passed on to one or more Output adapters for presentation to the user.

Of course our pipe is not as flexible or configurable, but it is immediately useful for consumers. It's interesting in fact that the first example that Yahoo provides (and O'reilly catches on to) is the idea of using pipes to aggregate and filter news alerts. But filtering is so 5 years ago.