Yahoo! Pipes is a visual RSS slicing, dicing, and meshing tool. Basically you can take any feeds you like, add them together, and apply a bit of filtering. It is fairly intuitive and a lot a of fun for a wannabe programmer like me. And then when you create something, someone else can clone your pipes and add more stuff to it.
Here are some cool ways to use Yahoo! Pipes:
- track the latest news in your industry (filtering by sources, keywords, or both)
- track domain and marketplace offers like Shoemoney does here
- track inbound links or mentions by syncing up blog search tools
- see how fast ideas are spreading by tracking all the major social sites and blog search engines at the same time
- watch eBay price trends (and just about any other trend which you can subscribe to)
- see which Yahoo! Pipes are spreading, think of how you can improve those ideas or apply them to other markets
- if you are dirty or aggressive about monetization ;) create a Pipe that is a core to many other pipes that pulls data from major websites like eBay while using your affiliate links in your Pipes
Tim O'Reilly has a great post about how the concept of Pipes could be highly valuable.
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