Yahoo launches Pipes


From their website

What Is Pipes?

Pipes is a hosted service that lets you remix feeds and create new data mashups in a visual programming environment. The name of the service pays tribute to Unix pipes, which let programmers do astonishingly clever things by making it easy to chain simple utilities together on the command line.

Philosophy Behind the Project

There is a rapidly-growing body of well-structured data available online in the form of XML feeds. These feeds range from simple lists of blog entries and news stories to more structured, machine-generated data sources like the Yahoo! Maps Traffic RSS feed. Because of the dearth of tools for manipulating these data sources in meaningful ways, their use has so far largely been limited to feed readers.

The project site is at

Awesome idea. This will change the way we used the our syndications.
What will be the Google answer ;) maybe Gpipes ;)


Too early for the party?

Maybe you were reporting on this party a bit early. I try to go there and I get an error page. Tried using Babelfish to 'translate' it to another language, just to see if my ISP was having issues... but bfish can't find it either.

Gaw... every time I think of "Pipes"... I think of "tubes".

I'm impressed

Just tried pipes and got the following error:

Our Pipes are clogged! We've called the plumbers!


You weren't kidding.

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