Mr. Alex over at Geekfoolery writes today about Yahoo Pipes, a new service from Yahoo!, Inc. From the explanation over at the Pipes homepage, “Pipes is a hosted service that lets you remix feeds and create new data mashups in a visual programming environment. The name of the service pays tribute to Unix pipes, which let programmers do astonishingly clever things by making it easy to chain simple utilities together on the command line.”
I agree. If you are even the slightest bit creative and like manipulating info, particularly info you can find online, then you have gotto go play with this tool. Ok, if you’re not, the socially brilliant part is that you can just use other folks’ Pipes creations for yourself!