pipes.yahoo.com is alive! It tries to capture the philosophy very commonly used in UNIX. pipe is used for using data of one process by some other process. The same concept is used by yahoo Pipes -- it captures data on web and provides an interface to use it for some other purpose.
Ever since I started using RSS feeds and recently Google Reader, I have been overwhelmed by the amount of articles I get to read everyday. I would like to read a much smaller number and wondered if there can be some filter. With applications like pipe, filtering out the right news for me would become easy! Although I am finding the interface of yahoo pipes not very intuitive and fast, I hope it would solve some of my problems.