Yahoo! pipes is one of the most interesting things I’ve seen lately. This new tool lets non-programmers create web mashups in a sandbox like environment. The tech barrier to making mashups is being lowered, just like weblogs pretty much smashed the barrier to putting content on the web.
I did however clone a pipe already made and created a feed of Flickr photos related to keywords coming from LISNews posts.
Right now there’s a post on LISNews about Seattle Public Library and the “March of the Penguins” based “March of the Librarians” video, so in the photo stream there are pics of SPL and, well, penguins! The “March…” video, by the way, is entirely well done.
Yahoo! pipes could be an interesting tool in the kit of libraries’ web development folks. Mash away!