OK, I mentioned Yahoo Pipes back a few months ago, but never had really created anything with it till yesterday. I was trying to figure out how to sort, combine, and limit the number of items in some existing RSS feeds I manage. Enter Yahoo Pipes.
Pipes lets you do some powerful things with RSS feeds and other web content.
Check out my first three pipes:
This seems very powerful. I want to see about creating some other custom feeds from various sources.
I started using Google Reader about 1 month ago to be a central spot for everything I read online. As a firm believer in RSS feeds for a couple of years, I’d explored Google Reader back when it first was introduced, but didn’t really find it all the useful or powerful.
But now that’s different. Google Reader has matured into a powerful RSS reader, while RSS and XML feeds have become much more prolific. After a bit more exploring this weekend, I’m finding that I don’t need to leave Google Reader to catch up on any of my online reading.
A Few RSS Reader Tips
So, besides subscribing to the normal blog and news feeds that most people are aware of, here are some additional things I’m doing with RSS feeds in Google Reader.
YouTube Videos – http://www.youtube.com/rssls
Weather – http://www.rssweather.com/
Yahoo Pipes – http://pipes.yahoo.com/
I’m not using Pipes yet, but the idea of easily programming applications and feeds via this interface intrigues me. I want to keep my eye on this tool.
Anyone else have any RSS feed tips that help them with managing your daily flow of information?