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Yahoo! Pipes
User Controlled Content Aggregation
trillianjedi




msg:3246329
 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.yahoo.com...]

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.

 

briggidere




msg:3246340
 2:11 pm on Feb 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

sounds good but that link doesn't work . is it the right one?

:-(

trillianjedi




msg:3246347
 2:14 pm on Feb 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

It's the correct URL. Looks like teething issues.

Congruent




msg:3246504
 4:17 pm on Feb 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

Everybody's writing about this today. Wouldn't be surprised if they're just overwhelmed.

mattglet




msg:3246648
 6:28 pm on Feb 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

Our Pipes are clogged! We've called the plumbers!

Nicely put.

StupidScript




msg:3246681
 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".

walkman




msg:3247101
 2:04 am on Feb 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

MFA 3.0 sites?

shri




msg:3247285
 8:44 am on Feb 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

Call me stupid or dumb .. but I could not figure this thing out.

Will it allow me to combine my three RSS feeds which are generated by say, vbulletin, wordpress and another reviews software into one feed which I can then publish via feedburner?

phranque




msg:3247295
 9:10 am on Feb 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

shri:

pipes has a union operator which should do what you are looking for...

Congruent




msg:3247603
 3:47 pm on Feb 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

Call me stupid or dumb .. but I could not figure this thing out.

You're not alone. I think the spartan "web 2.0" language in the instructions fails this product.

That said, I'm intrigued by the mystery of a seemingly powerful web tool that I can't figure out. It reminds me of the first time I opened Macromedia Flash. I know what I want to make but . . .

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