Brid.gy got its start by copying social network comments to your web site, but it hasn’t rested on its laurels! It now also copies Facebook likes and shares, Twitter retweets, Google+ reshares and +1s, and Instagram likes. Here are a few examples.
If you’re signed up, you’ve already seen these start to trickle in over the last week or so. If you’re not signed up, feel free to try it out.
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The eagle-eyed among you may notice that I didn’t mention Twitter favorites. Sadly, Twitter only exposes favorites via their Streaming API, which requires a different usage pattern than the REST API I use now. Maybe some day!
Does it also expose them as an RSS/Atom feed? That would be handy!
brid.gy doesn’t, but you can already get RSS feeds for posts and notifications from most of the silos, either built in or third party:
Bridgy ist ein WebMention Proxy für Twitter, Facebook und Google+. Es sammelt comments, shares, likes und re-tweets und leitet sie an die entsprechenden Links weiter. Bridgy sends webmentions for comments, likes, and reshares on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram. Bridgy notices when you post links, watches for activity on those posts, and sends them back to your site as webmentions. It also serves them as microformats2 for webmention targets to read. Großartige Idee! Wer sein eigenes Bridgy betreiben will… der Code ist Open Source!