Earlier I wrote a bit about Yahoo Pipes. OK, so they are a real cool tech thing but what can I do with them that is useful?
The following is 2 examples of what you can do or accomplish with Yahoo Pipes. I use both of these to help search the ‘net and keep up with ‘techie happenings’. I am sure you will be able to find many more uses.
OK, on with example one.
In this example I will use a Yahoo Pipe that I created to search blogs of the Adobe Flex developers to see the programing examples and tip they have posted for us new to Flex programming.
The pipe I use is – http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/YDmnWU242xGw2aZcE5PZnA/
When you run this pipe at the end of the results is a link to create a RSS news feed from the pipe. Click the ‘subscribe to’ down arrow and select netvibes. What you do not have a Netvibes account? (See my post ‘Netvibes – Your Personal Newspaper’ to read about getting your own personal newspaper.)
Once you have the RSS feed in Netvibes, every time you click the refresh button on the feed, Netvibes runs your Pipe to update the results. Your personal newspaper is then current to that minute.
So much cool stuff and so little time.
Example 2 to follow in a couple of days or maybe tomorrow.Read More
I have a Netvibes account and it helps me get all my daily news, tech tips, and just about everything I need to look at each day in one easy to read Web page. Basically this is my daily newspaper. It is always up to date with the news I am interested in reading.
I have financial news, sports news, tech news, calendar, weather, and links to my Gmail account.
You can organize you news articles any way you want on the page, add pages which show up as tabs. Plus they have many more items you can add. Too many for me to list here. This is now my home page in my browser. One more thing it is free as in no cost to you but your time to configure it how you want. Plan one spending some time getting it tweaked to your perfection.Read More