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My FriendFeed Stuff With Comments

Josh Bancroft tweeted:

Holy crap! I log into FriendFeed for the first time in weeks, and there are comments all over the place! Feed for those, please!

Yahoo Pipes to the rescue. The My FriendFeed, Commented Items Only pipe finds all the “stuff” in my FriendFeed RSS feed that has comments, ignoring those where I’m the only commenter. (Yeah, that sounds strange, but when I use Google Reader to share something with a note, FriendFeed displays the post as though I commented on it. Which, of course, I have.)

To use this pipe,

  • Enter your FriendFeed name and nickname. You can find both of these on your FriendFeed account page. For example, my FriendFeed name is Brent Logan and my nickname is blogan. Update: these names are case sensitive; entering brent logan for my FriendFeed name does not filter out the the items where I’m the only commenter.
  • Click Run Pipe.
  • Select More options to get the pipe’s output as an RSS feed.

That’s it!

Feel free to clone this pipe and make it your own. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.

Update. Looks like Josh approves. :-)

Credits: I was able to create this pipe after studying the techniques used by Dawn Foster in a similar pipe.




3 responses to “My FriendFeed Stuff With Comments”

  1. Josh Bancroft Avatar

    Sweet! Thanks for this, Brent. I was going to muck around and try the same thing, but you saved me the trouble. Subscribed! :-)

  2. Dawn Foster Avatar

    Nice improvements. I love it when people take something I started and build on it to make it better :-)

  3. Brent Logan Avatar

    Thanks! It was a lot of fun. I’d never really tried anything with pipes (other than filtering a feed that had a bunch of link posts I didn’t want to bother with, I’m not mentioning names…). I don’t think I could have done it without the inspiration your pipe gave me.

    Josh just asked me to modify this one to work with rooms. I’ll probably post about that one later tonight.