Embeddable Discourse activity widget

Currently we’re able to embed Discourse comments into pages, which allows us to link our community activity per-post. But what happens when we want more embedding power?

Proposal

Create an activity widget to display on sites. This would allow for feedback loops where Discourse activity on the forums could be surfaced on non-Discourse sites, and allow for tighter integration between main sites and forum features.

This widget would allow us to expose Discourse activity in a div in a separate site.

The widget would auto-update as new activity is posted. Something to this effect:

Under the hood

The widget would rely on message bus subscriptions for automatic updates as new content is posted in the forum.

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