Today, I’ve found some time to play around with Yahoo! Pipes. Basically, it is a visual programming environment, that aims at dealing with XML feeds and other sources from the semantic web. You can use a visual editor (see screenshot) to add various sources and operators. You can filter, rearrange and combine various feeds and finally create a new one.
Because I use various Web 2.0 services like bookmarks.sickos.org (a del.icio.us clone), Google Reader, Flickr and others, I’ve many blog items at different locations. From there, I could write custom code to integrate these items with my blog or use some standardized technology. I’ve decided to use the latter, and this is where Yahoo! Pipes comes into the game. I’ve created a new pipe there and integrated the combined rss feed into my WordPress blog.