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Rockmelt shifts focus, tests a PC interface to the digital life

John P. Mello Jr. | April 15, 2013
Despite predictions that the PC is on a path toward extinction, the folks at Rockmelt, makers of a "social browser" of the same name, are betting those forecasts are overblown.

Rockmelt for Web also gives you several ways to filter the content it pushes to you. For example, you can view just what your social networking friends are looking at, or what's popular on the Rockmelt network.

In addition, you can "pin" a tile to your home page, hide the tile, or flag it as inappropriate.

You can also "explore" topic categories. That enables you to discover websites that might interest you but would have otherwise eluded you.

Rockmelt admits that its website launch has a "back to future" flavor to it. "We founded Rockmelt to make the web more useful by giving people a better way to navigate its awesomeness," the company says in a statement. "Today, we're very excited to bring these ideas back to the desktop, but in an entirely new way--actually, an entirely old way--through a website."

Going back to the future has its risks, however. If net surfers see the site as more "back" than future, then Rockmelt for Web may be headed for the same destination as Rockmelt the Browser.


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