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  • Yahoo pipes are such a great idea. However, this is far too clever for me Rarst, I have been subscribed to this feed for ages as I wouldn’t have the patience to make my own:
    http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=GGZDQ1e32xGMXWKzXqIxGw

    It’s a mashup of several services like digg and reddit etc.

    Is there no way of doing this with google alerts perhaps?

  • Sorry, I mean to make my own feeds using yahoo pipes looks a little tricky for me. There are many catagories I’d like to follow on a a few websites such as digg etc but I use the one I mentioned as it would take me a while to make one myself. Didn’t really make myself very clear. Very creative post though Rarst! I was just offering google alerts as an alternative to Rss. :)

  • @Jonny

    Just read pipes docs and try to play with them. :) As long as you don’t try to do complex things (like processing 17000 links – that’s slow, lol) it’s relatively easy.

    Otherwise just subscribe to bunch of feeds in good client (like FeedDemon) and set keyword monitoring for what interests you.

    Some people like pre-made agregators such as http://popurls.com/ I just prefer custom solutions.

    Really, RSS is soooo flexible, that’s why I like it so much. :)

    Google alerts are nice but kinda unstable. I got alert today for myself (yeah, vanity monitoring) from page five years (!) old. :)

  • Thanks for the tips, I use netvibes.com for rss but really should look at a proper app. Not sure if netvibes does keyword monitoring I need to look into it. :)

  • Thanks for this pipe — exactly what I was about to go and build myself, and you’ve saved me the effort!

  • @Chris Mear

    You are welcome. :)

    Just be sure to check if everything works properly, quite old pipe – there were some changes at Yahoo Pipes since and might have been changes at Delicious as well.

  • @ocarbone

    I think delicious changed completely (like in owner and site itself) since this post was written… I had actually stopped using it as well (not much point for my taste) so no idea if this can be done again in current version.

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