Activity Streams are a similar concept to Recent Activity in Facebook. You can use activity streams to follow activity sitewide, or just for your friends, and to track @username mentions of their username.
Navigating the Activity Pages
Once logged in, in the upper right corner you’ll see “Welcome – My Account.”
Under My Account > Activity.
There are four different Activity pages:
- Mentions – most recent activities that include the use of an @ followed by the person’s username
- Personal – your most recent activities
- Favorites – most recent activities that you have marked as favorite
- Friends – most recent activities of your friends
You can also reply to any activities as simply as:
- Click on Comment
- Write their message
- Click on Post
Writing Status Updates using your Personal Activity page
Above the Activity listings on your Personal page is a text box where you can provide a quick status update directly onto your activity stream — works similar to posting an update in Facebook or Twitter. You can use it to tell others what you are currently doing, ask a question that other community members will see or share helpful tips.
Posting an update is as simple as:
- Write your update
- Click Post Update
How @username Mentions Activity page works
@ in front of a member’s username is a unique identifier for that person that you can type into any message. That user will be sent a notification and a link to to where it was used. This feature is similar to @replies in Twitter.
Sorting and filtering listings on your Activity page
The Activity page lists the 25 most recent updates per page. On the right hand side of each activity page you can sort and filter the Activities listings on that page.
Filter options are:
Everything – this is the default option and shows all activities
Updates – displays just members updates
Posts – displays list of recent blog posts
Comments – displays recent blog comments
Friendships – displays newly created friendships between members