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February 13, 2007

My digg rss yahoo pipe

Note: regular readers who don't know what digg is will probably find this post confusing and/or dull.

I'd tried to use digg to promote diogenes club with little success, and had been trying to figure out a way to lure people from digg here and realized the only chance a plain old blog like diogenes club had of getting to the front page of digg is by making a post about digg itself. Add the technology people are most excited about but aren't quite sure what to do with, yahoo pipes, and I might have a shot. So here it is, my digg rss limiter:

digg limiter

What's it for, you say? Well, anyone subscribed to digg's rss feed knows that there's just too much damn stuff in there, you can barely keep up with it, even if you're intent on getting no work done all day. Fortunately, digg puts the amount of diggs and comments any story has in their feed, so you can strip out the slightly less popular ones. I like setting the threshold at 500, adjust it to your taste. Admitted, this doesn't take into account digg's crazy algorithm for figuring out how interesting a story actually is, but it's a start.

Oh, and speaking of rss, diggers, feel free to add diogenes club's to your readers, (assuming some intrepid commenter didn't already decide this was blog spam and post a direct link to the pipe itself). I do interesting stuff every once in a while, I made the Double Feature Finder, I was one of the original Crying While Eating criers, I made that Batman movie with Sam Rockwell and Justin Long, Robin's Big Date that ended up going to Sundance last year, and all kinds of stuff. And what with this digg limiter, you're going to have a lot more free time at work, so you might as come here every once in a while.

Update: This attempt to get on the front page of digg was as dismal a failure as the first three times. Ah well.

Posted by Will at February 13, 2007 12:54 AM


Go Yahoo! Pipes...

Dave Vockell

Posted by: dave at February 13, 2007 9:25 AM

I have your site on my google reader!

YEAH Will!

Posted by: Savage at February 16, 2007 12:21 PM