Yahoo Pipefitting
Uncategorized

Yahoo Pipefitting


Published: August 24th, 2007

Patrice-Guy Martin, editor of our French-language magazine Direction Informatique, alerted the rest of us to the beta mash-up engine Yahoo Pipes. Pipes is essential a design-your-own-newsfeed service, which allows you to pluck RSS, databases, search engines and the like, combine them, sort them, filter them, and customize a feed to your browser, which you can publish for others to use.

It. Is. Painfully. Easy. Once I’d convinced myself it really was that simple, I set up a pipe to scan four categories of Canada Newswire in about 90 seconds. I set up a job-scanning pipe feed for a friend in about 30 seconds.

Curious … Anybody out there mashed up a feed on Pipes? I’d like to see what you’re doing with it and examine the potential that I’ve only scratched the surface of.

Meanwhile, for entertainment value, here’s a video from DraftFCB showing how your average Second Life avatar would behave in the real world. Thanks to Paul Ferriss from Marketing Magazine for the link.

Would you recommend this article?

0
0
Thanks for taking the time to let us know what you think of this article!
We'd love to hear your opinion about this or any other story you read in our publication. Click this link to send me a note →

Jim Love, Chief Content Officer, IT World Canada


Related Download
Moving to the Cloud: Beyond the Myths Sponsor: Carbon60
Moving to the Cloud: Beyond the Myths
Get on the road to cloud success by moving past the myths around it.
Register Now
Uncategorized