I’ve just been watching Matt McAlister’s vidcast on Yahoo Pipes. I’ve been trying to do similar things with rss aggregators for the past couple years, with some success. Notably, I had built a categorized feed aggregator for Reel-Time.com – which eventually fell down because we had so few real bloggers.
I’m thinking that Yahoo Pipes could be an interesting way to deliver timely niche content to a site. It allows you to analyze the content to some degree, hence you ought to be able to do a fine level analysis. Might be a help for businesses in niche sectors to increase their traffic without actually having write original content on a daily basis.
If you’ve got a need in this area, I’m interested in talking – a good test case is definitely called for here.