Well, Michael, after a few months of alpha testing, we believe Touchstone is just such a significant tech step forward.
Chris Saad, Faraday Media’s CEO (the developers of Touchstone) highlights the following ways in which their system differs significantly from Findory:
* Touchstone aggregates all your information sources (email, alerts, news) as news is not the only thing vying for your attention
* Touchstone does not recommend more content, it filters your existing content set
* Touchstone does not just create a page you have to keep checking – it brings the info to you in the form of a news ticker, popup alert, sms, etc. The more important the info, the bigger the alert.
* Touchstone is also a platform, so others can innovate on top in order to find the right mix of aggregation, ranking and presentation.