Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

The American GeniusThe American Genius

Hey Guys, Listen… 7 – Minute – Apps!

Time 0:00

So, I’m surfing Twitter this morning and I see this Tweet from my friend Alex in Miami.

Alex’s Tweet


Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Threaded Twitter Conversations? Hey, that sounds cool. I’m going to check it out. ::clicks on link::


Now I’m looking at what Alex made with Yahoo pipes.


Let’s look under the hood to see what’s in there ::Clicks on view source::

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.


Hey, that looks rad, I want one too! ::Clones Pipe::


Searching for the RSS feeds generated by:
1. My Twitter timeline &
2. A search on Terraminds for @andykaufman

to substitute into the Fetch Feed module of my new pipe

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.


Cutting and pasting the RSS feeds into the Fetch Feed modules


Run pipe. Voila… Finished! Now I can check out all my Twitter conversations by going to my new Yahoo Pipe.

What? That was 6 minutes?

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

No! No, no, not 6! I said 7. Nobody’s comin’ up with 6. Who creates in app in 6 minutes? You won’t even get your feeds goin, not even a trickle out of the pipe.

7’s the key number here. Think about it. 7-Elevens. 7 doors. 7, man, that’s the number. 7 chipmunks twirlin’ on a branch, eatin’ lots of sunflowers on my uncle’s ranch. You know that old children’s tale from the sea. It’s like you’re dreamin’ about Gorgonzola cheese when it’s clearly Brie time, baby.

Fine Then…


I add a Sort module and configure it so that the pipe outputs the conversation in reverse chronological order.


… And there you go, My 7 Minute App. It’s Brie time baby!

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Thanks to Alex for the inspiration & imdb for helping me nail the movie quote

Written By

Writer for national real estate opinion column, focusing on the improvement of the real estate industry by educating peers about technology, real estate legislation, ethics, practices and brokerage with the end result being that consumers have a better experience.

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Carson Coots

    February 13, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Incredible… the pipes have always scared me, but now I have no excuse.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


American Genius
news neatly in your inbox

Subscribe to our mailing list for news sent straight to your email inbox.



Tech News

Employees love the flexibility of remote work, but some employers are looking to change that with monitoring software. Big Brother much?


This week was filled with drama at Twitter again, but we also talk about SpaceX, the ethics of AI art, and Disney's hiring freeze.

Business Marketing

2022 has been quite a unpredictable year, including in the tech industry, so what's to come in 2023 for social media marketing?

Social Media

I don't think there is anything Elon Musk can do at Twitter that would now come as a surprise, but hiring his 'frenemy' is...

The American Genius is a strong news voice in the entrepreneur and tech world, offering meaningful, concise insight into emerging technologies, the digital economy, best practices, and a shifting business culture. We refuse to publish fluff, and our readers rely on us for inspiring action. Copyright © 2005-2022, The American Genius, LLC.