Who Sees My Stuff?

In Jive, People post Content in Places. This means that all content (discussions, documents, blog posts, and so on) are published in a "container" place (space, sub-space, group, or project). All places have visibility permissions set by the place's owner(s) that determine who can see the content posted in that place.

Create Hidden Content

In addition, each user has his/her own "personal container." Content that you set as Hidden before you publish it is stored in your personal container and is private to you. When you publish Hidden content, only you will see it as a content update in your streams; other users will not. You might want to read How Can I Create a Document Just for Myself?
Note: Externally-facing communities (those serving customers, partners, and vendors), do not have this feature.

Limit Content to a Few People

Alternatively, you can publish something in your personal container and select to show it only to Specific People whom you designate before you publish. In that case, only you and those other people can see the content and only those people will see it as a content update in their streams.

Limit Content to Multiple Places

You can also publish in one place and share it with other places. As long as people have access to view the original content, they'll also be able to access it from the place you share it with. They can find it in the Content tab for that place.

Limit Discussions to a Few People

You can publish discussions so that only a few people can see them.

Save a Document or Blog Post as a Draft

Another handy feature is Save As Draft which allows you to share a draft of a document or blog post with one other person or more before you publish it. This is helpful for working together on a document or blog post before you publish it for a larger audience. Drafts are not visible in any streams.