Since our initial revamp of the Activity Feed, we've been steadily improving it and adding more based on Network Creator requests. One of the biggest requests has revolved around status updates. For a long time, when someone would post a status update directly in the Activity Feed, it would exist only as long as it remained in the Activity Feed. Once it dropped out of the bottom of the feed, it was nowhere to be found. The reason: the status update had nowhere to "live" — it existed as a temporary item with no place to call home in our system.

This is no longer the case! We're happy to report that each status update now has its own individual page.

Notice in this screenshot that this page has its own dedicated URL. This is where this particular status update lives — along with all of the replies that have since followed the status update.

What's visually different with this release?

Now that status updates have been beefed up, you'll notice a link in the Activity Feed whenever you see a Status Update. 

This link will lead to an individual status update page. On that page, you can edit or delete a status post. You can also edit or delete comments on a status post.

As you might expect, commenting on a status post will be reflected in the second location. Comment on someone's status update, and your comment will also show up in the Activity Feed. Comment on someone's status update in the Activity Feed, and your comment will also show up on the individual status update page.

Most important of all… email notifications

You will undoubtedly be very happy to hear what may be the most important detail of this update: Now, when someone comments on a status post, the system will send an email notification. This setting can be controlled via the "Items I add" choices in each member's Settings. This works in a similar manner as it does with Photos or Videos, for example. Once you comment on a status post, you will be following it. As always, each member controls this via their Settings page.

We know that many of you see this last detail as an important driver of activity on your network. Why not start the status update bonanza now and break in this new feature of the Activity Feed. It's now live on all networks.

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The page title is great! Love this new feature. Thanks Alex, thanks Ning. Wait til soaringeagle sees this
Some sligly odd behaviour on this is that if you reply to status update on the status page then that reply appears in the network activity as a status update in its own right, rather than a reply to the original status update, if you see what I mean?

Is that intentional. (see the top update on my network - that's a reply)?

I'm not seeing this on your network, but that shouldn't be happening. It should show up as "MEMBER commented on MEMBER's status".

Can you grab a screenshot of what you're seeing?

Hmm, I am, how you say... Stupid. Sorry, you're absolutely right.



Very, very cool, Alex! Thanks for the update dude!

Glad you like it bro!


Question, will this be a page that can be linked to on the navbar? for example, perhaps put a link up that says: Community Updates and it goes to a dedicated page of members status updates? or will it just be a page like the likes page?

There is not a page of all likes or a page of all status updates. Each status update has its own page. 

We don't have plans for an on-site alert as part of the activity feed. 


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Projects that the Ning 3.0 Team is currently working on: 

Articles - a new way of organizing longer content pieces. Released 4/16.

Activity Feed Updates - options for more content in the activity feed.

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