How to: Update FriendFeed using ASP

By StrangeWork.com: Last week the popular feed aggregator FriendFeed launched their new API.

FriendFeed Logo The new API makes it easy for anyone to create custom applications to interact with FriendFeed.

Below is a script I wrote in ASP to post an image and link to your feed stream using XMLHTTP. I’ve included the complete script for download at the bottom of this post.

‘*** set your FriendFeed username and remote key variables
‘*** your users can obtain their remote key here: http://friendfeed.com/remotekey
ff_username = “username”
ff_remotekey = “remotekey”

‘*** set the URL you want to link to
ff_url = “http://snapfoo.com”

‘*** set the text to add to your post
ff_update = “Visit SnapFoo.com”

‘*** set the image URL to post to FriendFeed
‘*** this will be posted as a thumbnail on your feed
ff_filename = “http://snapfoo.com/images/snapfoo_logo.jpg”

‘*** package all of your variables in one variable to post to the FriendFeed API
ff_post = “http://” & URLEncode(ff_username) & “:” & URLEncode(ff_remotekey) & “@friendfeed.com/api/share?title=” & URLEncode(ff_update) & “&link=” & URLEncode(ff_url) & “&image0_url=” & URLEncode(ff_filename)

‘*** post the update
Set xml = Server.CreateObject(“Microsoft.XMLHTTP”)
xml.Open “POST”, ff_post, False
xml.setRequestHeader “Content-Type”, “content=text/html; charset=iso-8859-1”
xml.Send
Set xml = Nothing

That’s it! Using the above method you can easily create scripts to update FriendFeed with text, links, and photos!

Download Source File to Update FriendFeed using ASP

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