I must admit I'm semi-obsessed with Yahoo Pipes right now. Just in case you haven't heard of it already: Pipes is a new Yahoo platform that offers a slick GUI for the modular remixing of RSS feeds and other data sources. Think of it as a mashup creator for the rest of us.

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One of the easiest ways to use it is to filter and combine RSS feeds. Want to read every new story about Bittorrent that is posted on Digg and Reddit? Just cofigure your own pipes filter, and you're ready to go.

Pipes also offers some other operators that can be combined to really complex mashups. I just saw that someone made a Pipe to search for people in your neighbourhood that share your musical taste. Great stuff.

There 's also a couple of P2P-related pipes, but so far most of them just offer multi-site torrent feeds. I'm sure there is a lot more stuff one can do with this.

I am actually playing with some Pipes projects myself right now, but the more complex suff is just that - really compicated, even with the nice GUI. So far I have only published a few simple demonstration Pipes, plus a somewhat useless Flickr and Plazes mashup.

And finally, Business Week had a really interesting article last week about the folks that gave us Pipes.

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