Search Engine Masturbation

Originally published on 2007-09-13 as SML Pro Blog: Yahoo Pipes: Search Engine Masturbation

Thanks to Alex Rainert's generous recommendation, I would like to unveil to the world my first Yahoo! Pipes that is reusable by the general public for your daily vanity search activity:

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Yahoo Pipes: Search Engine Masturbation = Google Search + Live Search + Yahoo Search

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For those who are not familiar with Yahoo Pipes, here is the official description:

Pipes is a powerful composition tool to aggregate, manipulate, and mashup content from around the web.
Like Unix pipes, simple commands can be combined together to create output that meets your needs:

  • combine many feeds into one, then sort, filter and translate it.
  • geocode your favorite feeds and browse the items on an interactive map.
  • power widgets/badges on your web site.
  • grab the output of any Pipes as RSS, JSON, KML, and other formats.

The source of this pipe look like this:

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I have been using it to create a rather large collection of RSS feeds for myself — which by the way is what is feeding all those content at the bottom of this page — but this is the first one that I have created to service the public.

This pipe simultaneously search for any search string using Yahoo, Google and Live Search. When you run the pipe (e.g. Run Pipe by entering "See-ming Lee" in the text input box<), you will get a result that looks like this:

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You can also subscribe to the RSS feed after you run the pipe. Translation: you don't need to Google yourself everyday. Just add the RSS onto your RSS reader and let the machine do all the SEM (SML: Search Engine Masturbation) for you

Happy masturbating!

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