Subscribe To Orkut Communities & Topics now!


Just now I am done with adding support for Orkut Communities & Topics feed! A week earlier from planned schedule! πŸ˜‰

Now you have in total 3 options…

  • orkut scrapbook feed
  • orkut community feed
  • topic level feed

Yep. We serve community feeds and topics feeds separately! Act after developing community feeds, coding topic feed was child’s play! πŸ˜€

Also following things has been updated….

  • Subscription form on OrkutFeeds homepage now accept any valid URL from Orkut. A valid URL means any Orkut URL which can be subscribed! You can just copy-n-paste any Orkut URL now and we will server you relevant feeds! πŸ™‚
  • GreaseMonkey Script (Install Link) also changed so that it will show subscription links whenever you visit any Orkut page that can be subscribed! Feed junkies should use this option as using this they can subscribe to feeds directly without visiting our homepage!
  • Also changes has been made to javascript bookmarklet.

Now its your turn to let us know if we are missing something!

Good night for now… πŸ™‚

Its 3:16 AM here in India!

Links: OrkutFeeds Homepage

4 Replies to “Subscribe To Orkut Communities & Topics now!”

  1. @Garcia
    I have analyzed complexity of feature you want. Ya it will be nice feature but we need to discuss it first!
    I guess you just want FriendLists in RSS format so that if new friends get added you will receive update in feed reader.
    As of now you get alerts whenever someone joins your friendlist so this feature may be useful to track other friendlist.
    In that case, there are two problems – first is privacy issue and second is cost.
    As friend list is not updated everyday, we will end up wasting lots of bandwidth.
    Also friendlist is generated randomly so that for each uid, I have to maintain a copy of friend-list here at orkutfeeds server which will be used to crosscheck with new friend-list.
    There may me more probs…
    If you have any suggestion or any correction in my logic, please feel free to reply! πŸ™‚

  2. @Pratham
    First sorry for late replay buddy! πŸ™
    Now on date mentioned by you things got messed here while upgrading orkutfeeds for community & topic feed support!
    Also after reading ur comment I have been through Dreamhosts TOS closely and I don’t think they will have any problem.

    Technically all I am making is a CURL call and that should be fine I guess as Dreamhost documented it in their official wiki docs.
    There is no indexing kinda stuff here. Also that may not make sense as contents of scrapbooks n communities are always changing… πŸ™‚

    Rest service is fine now! I cant guarantee how long it will run smoothly… All I can say it will downgrade gracefully if something goes wrong and will come back automatically once all goes well! πŸ™‚

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