How to Pull Your Google Buzz with jQuery

published on February 15, 2010

So you just got into Google Buzz few days ago and would like to embed your buzz stream into a website yourself. Here are a few jQuery lines to help you get started.

Pure Javascript solutions usually incorporate the JSON format [The Fat-Free Alternative to XML] since it is lightweight, very easy to traverse. However, since Google Buzz was launched last Tuesday they still haven’t offered a JSON format of the Buzz feed yet.

Google Buzz API provides your buzz stream in Atom format. But, under the "same origin policy" you can’t pull data (like Atom) from another domain without using JSONP [a complement to the base JSON data format]. So, that’s when another Google service comes to the rescue: Google AJAX Feed API, a proxy that downloads your Atom/RSS feed and converts it into JSON format.

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12 Undocumented Tricks for Google Buzz

published on February 11, 2010

So. Google just recently announced Google Buzz. I’m not sure about you, but I didn’t see this coming. Sure, Google was bound to start a social network of some sort at some time; but, I didn’t think it’d be this …