I'm excited to announce that the new Activity Feed, which we've previously talked about here and here, is set to go live early next week.
Here's a recap of everything that's in this release:
Members can post a Status from the Main Page
Members can comment and like photos, videos, blog posts, and statuses inline from the Activity Feed
The Activity Feed has a cleaner UI that makes it easier for members to interact with content in the feed
Videos are playable inline from the Activity Feed, and photo thumbnails are larger
Please note that all of these changes will automatically take effect on your Ning Network when this enhancement is released to everyone next week. There will not be a switch to revert back to the old version.
We know many of you are excited to get early access to this feature, and we'll be selectively enabling it on networks throughout the week. If you'd like early access, please fill out this form.
These improvements will increase engagement across the entire Ning Platform and will make the Activity Feed a much better feature. We've already heard a lot of great ideas around how we can make the Activity Feed even better, including an option to See More items, see new items that have come up since you loaded the page, and the option to add photos, videos, and other content directly to the Activity Feed. We're considering additional improvements based on all of your feedback and are excited to hear more feedback as we roll out the new Activity Feed!
Oh, I always wondered!!! We feature folks on their birthdays, but only the first 3-4 get named, and then it says "and 2 others." Now I know in theory how to get everyone's name displayed. Except our 20-item activity feed oldest is usually several hours.....
Oh right i see what you mean eric... Thanks for helping me out...!! Apart from that all i can say is this is a massive Improvement and it's what people have been asking for some time now... so well done to everyone at Ning... Looking at all the discussions going on here i think you'll save yourself a lot of headaches if you make an announcement that the Latest Activity features are still controllable as to what gets displayed... as all i can see is a lot of complaining going on... it's very simple.. people just activate or de-activate what they want displayed on the LA!! It couldn't be any easier...! Thanks for everything... Jay
These updates are great, and I'm very happy to see improvements, however I seem to be experiencing some issues.
I think the fonts are way to big. It's a little distracting, and it draws all the attention away from my main content.
I'm turing off some 'activities feeds' via admin, and the changes aren't taking place. Is there a reason why its not updating? I'm telling it to display what I want, but its still displaying what it wants.
If your activity is interacting with your friends content, they should see it on their pages. My Page feeds are a lot like facebook profile feeds that only include activity that interacts with your own content or page. The main activity feed is closer to the home page feed on facebook that includes all interactions that are shared publicly for the community or your friends etc. I find it a nice balance.