Unless we can imagine a better name soon, the work that Richard Millwood, Mark Johnson and I are undertaking for the Institute for Educational Cybernetics (IEC) at the University of Bolton will be branded as the IDIBL project. The website we are building is using the much loved Plone (version 3.0) which has come on leaps and bound since I last used it on the Ultraversity project. For those who don’t know, it is a powerful open source content management system (CMS) that ‘gets’ collaboration and community, although it probably isn’t aware of the latter:^)
This post is a inspired by a service called pipes from YAHOO. Initially we were playing around with Drupal to handle our aggregation, but couldn’t find a module (plugin) that did what we wanted – that is filter an RSS feed by a particular tab. Anyhow, after a few minutes looking at pipes I was sold on a combination of its powerful functionality for mixing and re-purposing feeds coupled with a funky and fun user interface. If you want aggregation without the hassle of running an application, this may be just the ticket for you!