Understand why you are seeing something in a stream with these sanity-checks.
Here are some examples of activities that trigger new stream items
for people, places, and content that you're following in a stream:
Content: someone modifies the content item (for example edits, comments on, or
replies to it).
People: someone posts a status update, creates a content item, or comments on a
Places: someone updates content in the place (for example publishes a new
document, edits a blog post, shares content with a place, or comments on a
document that lives in the place).
Tags: someone creates or modifies an item with a tag you're following in the
stream, or adds the tag to a content item.
If you are seeing something in your stream that you don't think you are following, ask
yourself these questions:
Am I following the person who posted the item?
Am I following the place where the item was posted?
Am I following this content item?
If you discover that you are following the person, place, or content item in your Following stream or
any of your custom streams, but you don't
want to, go to or hover over the person, place, or content and click
Your News streams (those listed when you click News) were created by other people, so you'll
have to ask them about any unexpected content you see in your News streams.
A common question is why you're getting email notifications on activity you're not interested
in. Note that each of your custom streams (those listed to the right of Following) has a
configuration setting to enable or disable email notifications. To learn more, be sure to read
Email or Stream Notifications?