Yahoo! Pipes — So Cool, it’s Imploding

Yahoo! Pipes launched this week and after a glowing review from O’Reilly seems to have been knocked out by the millions (myself included) who can’t wait play [UPDATE: full recovery].

Shortly after Xeni Jardin declared Pipes “pretty badass” on BoingBoing, it went kaput. Hopefully back soon [back] — Y! Pipes (still in Beta) is a “feed aggregator and manipulator” that makes it easier and more visual to siphon specifically what you’re interested in from a variety of sources and mash it up on a viewable screen.

O’Reilly says:

Yahoo!’s new Pipes service is a milestone in the history of the internet. It’s a service that generalizes the idea of the mashup, providing a drag and drop editor that allows you to connect internet data sources, process them, and redirect the output.

Wow. pretty strong endorsement indeed! Read more.

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