Is there an RSS aggregator that (1) does not require an account and (2) provides a unique URL for the feed?
June 14, 2009 8:39 PM   Subscribe

Is there an RSS aggregator that (1) does not require an account and (2) provides a unique URL for the feed?

I would like to aggregate a group of RSS feeds and then share that aggregation with the public (so that no account is required). A similar example is a link aggregator called Krunchd.
posted by kingtaj to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Yahoo Pipes may be able to do that.
posted by null terminated at 8:41 PM on June 14, 2009


Seconding Pipes. What you want is pretty much its primary function.
posted by thinman at 9:36 PM on June 14, 2009


Tried out Pipes and was able to aggregate several feeds. Unfortunately, it does not sort them automatically by time. Instead it just lumps the second feed after the first feed, etc. Although I'm sure I can manually sort them if I have a couple hours...
posted by kingtaj at 9:38 PM on June 14, 2009


You can totally add a new node for "Sort" between the union (or whatever) and the output. Sort by publication date, and voilĂ !
posted by aubilenon at 9:49 PM on June 14, 2009


Did you try the following?
  1. Using a Fetch Feed module from Sources, add all your feeds.
  2. Add a Sort module. Set it to sort by item.pubDate, descending.
  3. Pipe the Fetch Feed module to the Sort module.
  4. Pipe the Sort module to the Pipe Output module.

posted by thinman at 9:53 PM on June 14, 2009


Yes, at first I overlooked the sort function - but looks good now. Thanks for the suggestions.
posted by kingtaj at 10:05 PM on June 14, 2009


Just found this question, and I wanted to let you know, it helps me solve a problem I've been trying to solve for quite some time. Thanks for asking this!
posted by limeonaire at 11:51 AM on April 4, 2010


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