Procrastiblog

February 13, 2007

A Series of… Pipes?

Filed under: Tech, Waste of Time — Chris @ 7:51 pm

Yahoo Pipes is pretty cool, though not, I suspect, as easy-to-use as advertised. The idea is that you can take RSS feeds and other “Web 2.0” content, process them in non-trivial ways, and end up with your own filtered, re-mixed, or mashed-up data stream. Things like: personalized Ebay price watches or Flickr photos inspired by New York Times headlines.

I’ve concocted my own, decidedly less ambitious Pipes: Overheard in New York w/o the Wednesday One-Liners (there’s too many!) and Tapped blog posts by Mark Schmitt or Ezra Klein (all those other earnest liberals get boring). Here’s another one, just for kicks: Grace’s posts on design*sponge and BizBox in one feed.

If anybody can figure out how to make a Pipe that attaches headlines to headline-less RSS feeds, that would be sweet.

P.S.: I should probably give a “via” credit to TWiT—as if they need it—since I was inspired by their idle yapping to check this out.

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