Thursday, November 20, 2008

Cool Tools Episode 27 Screencast: Yahoo! Pipes

The Screencast here takes the RSS feeds from the blogs of five LIBR 246 students, and creates one source of updating information. These are simple "mash-up" basics. Yahoo! Pipes allows way deeper use than just that, but these are the baby steps ... to get walking with. A sort filter is added to the demonstration, just to get some of the local flavor.



View the Screencast (4:49)

7 comments:

arecord said...

Cool demo Scott! And very useful for this week's assignment!

David Gross said...

How timely, Scott, as we need to create a mashup of RSS feeds and Yahoo! Pipes makes this easy to do.

Scott McCord said...

Pure coincidence, that. When I signed up for the date I was not really looking ahead ... it just worked out the way it did.

Also, I know this is hecka long, and that's a no-no. I wanted to be able to do everything I did.

I wonder if I could leave it alone for a few days so the information is up there, and then maybe replace this video with a shorter version.

arecord said...

I also had MAJOR problems keeping my screencast under 3 minutes. I swear, I tried and tried and tried, to no avail. I ended up at about 3 1/2 minutes. I personally don't find your screencast to be too long at all...

Jeffra Diane said...

Yay! My blog made the cut. I kept hoping and hoping each time you typed in a directory name. ;D
Thanks for this great screencast. When do we get part 2 and 3 of making pipes? just wishful thinking on my part...

amadsen said...

This was a great introduction to Yahoo Pipes - thanks for doing this one!

As for the length, I found my screencast impossible to cut down to 3 minutes. I think 5 minutes should be the limit for screencasts and 3 minutes should be the limit for podcasts. That's just my opinion of course...

buddykat said...

Hi Scott,
Thanks for your timely post. It helped me with the assignment. I really like Yahoo's interface with the workspace and I especially like connecting the pipes to the boxes.
-Kathy