Managing Your Activity Stream

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Managing Your Activity Stream


To handle the flow of activity into Jive, you can create a strategy that combines following, email notifications, and What Matters insight.


You may spend much of your time in groups or spaces around Jive, but at the core of your community is the stream of activity that flows in as people create, discuss, edit, update, and collaborate to generate new ideas and content. This stream is typically too large for anyone to handle all of it. The following topics contain ideas for managing it.


Keeping Track of Activity You Like

When you find high-value content or activity, you'll want to come back to it. You'll often want to track updates as a discussion or document evolves. This topic addresses ways to keep track of content you've already located, and follow any updates to it as they happen.


When you want to keep your eye on a particular discussion, document, or other content item, you can keep tabs on it using bookmarks or feeds (such as RSS), or you can follow the item. Following ensures that updates to the item show in in your Followed Activity on the What Matters: Activity page.



Following an item gives you the option of getting email updates (if you set your email notifications (Managing Email Notifications ) to include People, places and content I'm following), or viewing activity around the item through the Followed filter in your Activity area. If you upgraded from a previous version, and you enabled email notifications on individual content items or on people or places, those items are now followed items. Whether you receive email about them depends on your email notification settings. (If you want to keep an even closer watch on an item, you can pull it into your Communications stream by clicking Track This in your Followed Activity stream.) For more information, see Following vs. Tracking



By Bookmarking Content (both inside and outside the community), you can get back to it quickly later. You can even make a bookmark visible to other people so that they can find it and know what you're keeping your eye on. With notes on your bookmarks, you can describe why you like (or don't like!) the bookmarked item.



Feeds, such as RSS,  give you a way to see information about content changes and additions all in one place. To view the list of changes you use what's called a "feed aggregator," or "feed reader." By and using a reader you can view updates about content changes and additions through a single tool. For more information, see Using RSS Feeds .