Regular readers of this blog probably know by now that I've been somewhat obsessed with both Plazes.com and Yahoo Pipes lately.

I've been thinking about using Pipes for a Plazes mashup for a while. Now I finally did it, and I must say it was actually much easier than I thought.

plazes local

Plazes Local Search combines Yahoo Local and Plazes.com, which means that you can search Yahoo Local whereever you are without entering your current location. You do need to be a Plazes user for this, Plaze yourself somewhere and make your current location available for the world to see - which is something you might not want to do if you're afraid of stalkers. Oh, and you need to be in the US as well.

I must admit that I'm actually somewhat excited about this. Most of my Pipes so far have been more educational, meaning that I wanted to teach myself or others how to use the service. This one seems like a mashup that I might actually end up using quite a bit. I do have a few idea how to make it better, but I'd also be interested in your feedback ...

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