Okay, I’m playing with Particls, having been watching it from afar for a while. I generally like some aspects of this next-gen RSS-centric alerting-widget attention-loving thingie, but I still find it irritating and inscrutable in some ways.
… Why can’t I better constrain the OPML universe from which it pulls?
… Why can’t I have it scroll vertically in a long window in our newly multi-monitor world?
… Why does it take so damn long to start showing anything?
… Why can’t I shut it down by clicking on it and telling it to shut down?
I’m sure other things will occur to me. Don’t get me wrong, I will continue to play with it — and I’m sure it’s deeper than I have discovered in my usual superficial, drive-by, 200-mph tour — but I think the rhapsodies are overdone and early.