Yahoo Pipes Monster Mashup Feed: 100 Venture Capital Blogs

Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at 7:00pm by Site Administrator

You might have seen our 100 Daily Must-Reads for Entrepreneurs. Now we have a Startup Required Reading: Top 100 VC Bloggers list, also not written by me. I have, however, used Yahoo! Pipes to mashup the RSS feeds of all 100 VC blogs. Both Pipes below have been published, so you can access them, clone them, tweak them, or just run them. You will need to be signed up for a free Yahoo! Mail account.

  1. 100 VC blogs feed mashup, truncated to 200 items.
    This Pipe takes all 100 venture capital blogs and mashes up their RSS feeds, filters them for unique items, sorts them by freshest items first (reverse chronological order). The resulting RSS feed is also truncated to 200 items, maximum. (I can’t get the full-list version to function; Pipes is still in beta and quirky.)

  2. Searchable, truncatable feed mashup.
    This Pipe adds a search field. You can also specify the maximum number of mashup results. There is no automatic feed, as a different URL is generated for each combination of user input parameters. So run the Pipe first, with your input, then copy the resulting RSS feed URL.

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  1. I like this Pipes idea and cloned it a few days ago to do my own aggregation of favorite blogs. But both my clones and your original seem to be broken now, due to server time outs. I wonder why this could be. Any ideas?

    Comment by Jack — August 29, 2007 @ 12:18 am

  2. Hi Jack,

    Pipes is still in beta and has an unfortunate number of glitches at any given time. While they do deprecate modules, they still support older ones. But their servers will stop resonding occasionally. I find trying again later sometimes helps. Other times, I’ve had to abandon a Pipe.

    My apologies. I should have mentioned that here. [I've mentioned it so many times elsewhere that I didn't think of it here.]

    Comment by Raj Dash — August 31, 2007 @ 2:16 am

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