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How-to: Create Tracked Topics to Replace your Yahoo! Pipes

A few months ago, Yahoo! announced that they were planning to retire their Yahoo! Pipes service. Fortunately, Netvibes already has a native alternative to offer: Tracked topics. Let’s see how this feature works.

Yahoo! will no longer allow you to create any new pipes after August 30th. Your existing pipes will still be working until the end of September, but after that, they will be completely deprecated, meaning that they will no longer crunch new content nor will they be retrievable into your Netvibes dashboard.

Your Netvibes dashboard allows you to add as many sources as you wish — RSS feeds, your own social network timelines, searches, etc. The content you aggregate may quickly become overwhelming. And even if you try to revolve around one specific topic, some of your feeds may also publish items that are not relevant to you, which is probably why you resorted to Yahoo! pipes in the first place.

Clearing the noise from your dashboard is actually easy: create Tracked Topic apps.
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Dashboard Intelligence

Introducing Advanced Real-Time Search and SmartFilters

In our last blog post, we showed you how the SmartTag bookmarklet allowed you to use SmartTagging with more flexibility, anywhere, anytime and synchronously between all your devices, including your mobile.

Available in Netvibes’ Dashboard Intelligence, SmartTagging is the perfect tool to reveal trends hiding in the real-time flow of informations.

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