A stream shows you real-time updates of activity as people interact with content,
people, and places in the community.
You can see streams on the News page and the
Activity page of any place. Streams are updated when someone creates a document,
replies to a blog post, posts a status update, and so on.
Examples of activities which update streams
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 content item.
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.
Tracking new activity in streams
Here are some ways you can track new activity in your streams:
When there is new activity in your streams, such as likes, comments, edits,
or new content, you can see an indicator dot next to the stream name on your
News page. If you hover over the indicator, you can see the count of new
activity for that stream since you last viewed it.
When you select a stream, you are viewing all activity, with the
Most Recent content listed first. If you want to
view only the content you are following in that stream, you should select
Top & Trending to sort activity by the most
active content since you last viewed the stream.
As you are scrolling through your stream, you can see the End of
New Updates line, so you know when you've seen all the new
activity for that stream. If you continue scrolling, you can see the
End of Previous Updates line that shows you the
updates from last time you checked.
Streams to follow
Here are some streams you can view to follow activity in your community:
All Activity: Most Recent stream
You can see all public activity that you have permission to see in this
You can create your own custom streams that show only the people, places,
and content items you select.
Each person and place in the community has an activity stream. You can see
yours under your profile, and places have a place-specific stream that shows
up on place pages.
News streams are those listed to the left of your custom streams. They were
created by your community manager to help you see important content. For
more information about how these streams work, see Overview of News and Overview of News streams.