Posts Tagged: pipes

Job Hunting: A practical use for aggregated RSS feeds

A friend of mine was semi-recently laid off from his retail sales job, and I was wondering if I could use any of my knowledgeto help him in his search for jobs.  Then it hit me: RSS feeds!   I could create an RSS feed of the latest job postings in our area from the sites he checks for jobs.  This way he would save time in his search.  Since he mainly used craigslist and Washington WorkSource, I only needed to pull feeds from two sites.  To keep the RSS feeds relevant, I limited categories pulled.  Now there was one minor hitch with this idea.

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Yahoo Pipes + CSV = Aggregated RSS

You can use Yahoo Pipes to create an aggregated RSS feed from a CSV file you maintain.  It’s fairly easy too, which is awesome.  For those who are not familiar with Yahoo Pipes, it’s a beta product by Yahoo that makes it easy to create simple mashups of content available on the Internet, read more about it on the Yahoo Pipes homepage if you so please.

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