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.
Just tested it out and email alerts work for each comment - was afraid it might just be for the first. Really happy to see this key fucntionality added. Also happy there is no 140 character limit on comments.
One suggestion from early testing - would be nice if you automatically made url's added to comments into hypertext links after posting.
Like i said i like this, but i imagine something different my network is in spanish is not yet in there, but i visit some network in english and i saw how works, i was confuse i thought was a page with all the status of the members, not a page for each status, i like that the status is now getting a place to stay but i will really will love a single page for all the members status.
A lot of networks can work something with a single page of all the status, like members posting news, links, thoughts, something like a little twitter inside of the network.
Hope this can happen :)
Loving this so far! Its been great. Is it in the works to bring the network "like" button and count to status pages as well? (The same button and count that shows up under a status update in the activity feed)
I don't think we will be adding those, Katie.
how can i create this page?
its auto created when you post a status update
ok thank you dear
12 days later... and only English language networks have the word "status" hyperlinked to the detail page. Please, enable this function to all networks.
Yeah. I saw them working on it just now. So, looks like it's almost completed, Fran.