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.
I'd like the ability when posting links in status it shows the picture and details if possibly. The clean up looks great and everything you have improved and added has been wonderful.
Unfortunately, we weren't able to include this, alex. Not sure if we will be adding that in the future, but I'll be sure and let the product manager know that a few folks have requested this.
I think another good addition though out the site would be the ability to somehow when type a persons name on the site it can pop their name up and tag them into the conversation. Like the the @ feature on Twitter or Caps on Facebook.
Its not live on my page! Whats wrong? (mukolife.ning.com)
Linking the word "status" in the Activity Feed items is currently only up and running in English. We'll be following up with the rest of the languages.
Yes this is something that has to be done to help the mobile version soar even more. Great update for the week. Now people won't feel like they're being ignored.
This gave me an idea! Maybe you should merge the comment wall with the activity feed. This has been brought up before, but now that you guys have taken this to the next level, the comment wall takes up space.
Woohoo!!! Amazing update!!
With these new updates I see a problem to translate. Have some items that do not meetthe language editor.
For example, when a person enjoys any item instead of being written in the singular it appears in the plural, and I find that word in the language editor to modify it.
It would be very helpful to have all possible words to edit.
Thanks and good job!
On my network is still not working.
Update: This release is live but only English language networks have the word "status" hyperlinked to the detail page. Translations (hyperlinks) for other languages should be ready next week.
Sorry, I had not noticed it!
thank you Diane Lynne