FeedStitch and JSON
Mark Cornick, Former Viget
This post originally appeared on Pointless Corp.
Recently, we introduced FeedStitch, our quick and easy feed aggregator. As we mentioned previously, one of the objectives for FeedStitch was to make it easy for computers as well as humans to use. Towards that end, we chose JSON as one of the output options. In this post, I’ll show you how you can use FeedStitch’s JSON output to integrate a group into a web page.
(This would be a good place to mention that this technique allows the remote site (in this case, FeedStitch) to theoretically inject any content into your web page. At FeedStitch, we are only interested in good, not evil, so we will never intentionally use this functionality to do evil things. But you should still proceed thus informed.)
Since we didn’t write any CSS, this looks plain, but our group is there on the page.