How to: Create a simple news aggregator with Yahoo! Pipes

I’ve noticed that many news sites seem to be in the aggregation business, and actually, with Yahoo! Pipes, it’s not too difficult to create your own. Here’s an example: Subscribe to RSS headline updates from: Powered by FeedBurner In this post, I’ll explain how to use Yahoo! Pipes to create a simple aggregator that cites the source of each headline in brackets. In the Pipes workspace, you’ll notice the left column has lists of modules divided by category. At the … Read More

Using free services to improve your site

Though a media outlet’s content management system often covers everything that a site needs on a day-to-day basis, there are sometimes projects that the CMS doesn’t handle very well. In my short time out of school and in the workforce, I’ve discovered several free services that have capabilities the CMS may not. Yahoo! PipesEver feel a need to aggregate a bunch of RSS feeds? Yahoo! Pipes rocks for that sort of thing. There’s a little bit of a learning curve … Read More