There are two firehose-type websites that I like, The Verge and Ars Technica. While I don’t have time to read everything these sites publish, I do like to check them when time allows. The trouble is that they cover some subjects for which I have zero interest. Things like Windows, Android, and lawsuits get posts. I don’t want to read (or see) them.
So I made a Yahoo Pipe to filter them out. In Monday’s Mac Power Users episode on web automation, I’ll talk about my Verge, Ltd pipe. It isn’t very complicated. I fetch the RSS feed from The Verge and Ars Technica and combine them (with the Union tool). Then I run them through an ever-growing list of filters to spit out a much leaner feed out the other end. Here is the public link.