I know I’m not alone in having a lack of confidence in the journalistic ability of Michael Arrington’s employees over at TechCrunch – MG Siegler’s outrage over Microsoft’s latest (rather sad) marketing efforts is just the latest to draw annoyed comments. With 20-30 posts per day, it gets pretty time-consuming just trying to filter the good stories from the bad, since all that Google Reader gives you is the headline and the start of the body:
Wouldn’t it be nice to also know who wrote that headline so that you knew better how to interpret it? Well, you can do so quite easily, in three simple steps.
Step 1: Create a Yahoo Pipe
Step 2: Configure your Pipe
Add the following modules:
- Sources – FetchFeed
- Operators – Loop
- String – StringBuilder (drag onto the Loop module)
Configure and connect as below, then save.
Step 3: Subscribe to your new feed:
Or, if all that’s too complicated, you can just subscribe to the Pipe I created:
PS! Here’s a filtered feed for Michael Arrington posts only: