Msg#: 3246327 posted 2:07 pm on Feb 8, 2007 (gmt 0)
The implications of this are actually mind-blowing. It takes its name from the concept of pipes on Unix/Linux systems - a means of "piping" the output of one application into the input of another, thereby stringing applications together.
Pipes is a hosted service that lets you remix feeds and create new data mashups in a visual programming environment
So what that basically means is you can, for example (something I just built using it), take 4 RSS feeds on a similar topic, condense them into one, remove duplicates, re-order based on a rule-set of your own creation, and dump the output into a new RSS feed all of your own creation (in terms of delivery).
For those interested in this kind of thing, it has a really quite stunning Java/AJAX user-interface. Full drag and drop building blocks for building RSS/XML based content feeds.
Msg#: 3246327 posted 6:49 pm on Feb 8, 2007 (gmt 0)
I'm not sure "the Internet's original content aggregator" is apt, when applied to late-comer Yahoo. Lest we forget: The Well, Compuserve, Prodigy and the original AOL BBS all predate Yahoo as "content aggregators".