Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Yahoo Pipes - a Googler's review

Matt Cutts works for Google. His review of Yahoo Pipes is both positive and relatively easy to follow:
Matt Cutts: Gadgets, Google, and SEO - Review: Yahoo pipes

As every decent UNIXhead knows, pipes let you combine small command-line tools easily by routing the output of one tool into the input of another tool. ...

The idea of Yahoo Pipes, as far as I can tell from a quick look, is to allow that same pipe behavior on RSS feeds. The system also outputs RSS urls. There are operators like sorting, counting, truncating, etc. If you wanted to make a mash-up of different feeds, this would be a neat way to prototype it.
So if you have a set of RSS feeds, you can manipulate them through Yahoo Pipes. I can't think of a personal use case yet, but I'm working on it ...

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