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Parses items for a Google Buzz feed from various sources.
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Created by Stephen McDonald

This is here for nostalgia only, Google Buzz doesn't exist anymore.

The "ghetto" refers to PHP.


ghetto-life-stream takes the feed provided by Google Buzz and uses it to create a life stream of entries from various sources, with specific handling for each different type of source.

Sources are either directly integrated into Google Buzz such as Twitter and Flickr, or are subscribed to via Google Reader which when shared are then sent to Google Buzz. So far the following sources are handled:

  • Google Buzz
  • Google Reader
  • Twitter
  • Flickr
  • Github Gist
  • Slashdot (via Google Reader)
  • Reddit (via Google Reader)

Other features included are a stand-alone RSS feed (for your blog) and a file-based caching mechanism for each external resource, namely the Google Buzz and blog feeds.

Example usage:

<? foreach (get_buzz_entries() as $entry) { ?>
    <a href="<?= $entry["profile"] ?>"><img
        src="/img/icons/<?= $entry["source"] ?>.png"
        alt="<?= $entry["source"] ?>" /></a>
        <?= $entry["body"] ?>
        <? if ($entry["link"]) { ?>
        <a class="more" href="<?= $entry["link"] ?>">read more</a>
        <? } ?>
        - <?= $entry["time"] ?>
<? } ?>
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