New RSS Tool - Yahoo Pipes
Pipes allows you to combine different data feeds, like RSS, into a single output. It's similar to other feed tools, but the environment is all web based, with an interface that's similar to visual programming applications. What makes this tool a winner though, is the logic behind the operations. You can filter, remix, and mash-up feeds to produce an incredible array of new content types.
While I think this is probably the most sophisticated RSS tool on the market to date, it is also not the easiest to grasp conceptually. For those interested in taking it for a spin, start with Yahoo's product overview, and move on to these tutorials below:
- Nick Bradbury
- David Rothman (Using Pipes to translate RSS feeds from English to French)
- Mr. Speaker
For me, Pipes represents a level of reliability that we haven't always received with other RSS filtering and re-mixing tools. Despite the learning curve, this is one tool that should prove worth the time investment. I'm looking forward to it!