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Control the Connected info flow

Control the Connected info flow



This is a presentation for members of the Reed Elsevier Connected Employee Community to learn more about friending, activity streams and content subscriptions, and how to manage them.

This is a presentation for members of the Reed Elsevier Connected Employee Community to learn more about friending, activity streams and content subscriptions, and how to manage them.



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    • Control the Connected info flow
      Filter the noise by friending and subscribing
      Presentation byConnected Community Manager Mike Ricard
    • The Connected home page activity streams
    • Friends’ Activity Stream
      Of the three streams, your Friends’ activities should attract the greatest interest from you, followed by conversations and then site activities.
      Friends’ activities are separated into dated entries. Links to their created content and content sources are shown.
    • RSS Your Friends’ Activities
      To reflect the importance of the Friends stream, there is an RSS symbol at the top right corner of the stream. This allows you to subscribe to the stream so you can access it while not having to be on the Connected site.
      An RSS feed provides you with mirrored content from another web page or web site. You can subscribe to external feeds or feeds within the community, such as forums, posts, as well as content from public profiles of community friends.
      Whenever you see the  icon on one of your community pages, you can click on it to become an RSS subscriber. See How to use RSS in Internet Explorer.
    • Your Favorites
      At the lower left corner of your Connected home page, you will find the list of forum posts, blog topics and media uploads you have added as favorites.
      You can choose to favorite either a forum, a blog, a wiki or a media gallery, or individual posted content from each.
      The View more link brings up all your favorites.
    • Your Friends
      Your friends are listed on the right sidebar below the main links menu. They are shown with their avatars and a link to their profile pages for fast access.
      When you send a friendship request or receive a friendship request, the user is added to your friendship list, and you are added to the user's friendship list. You see their activities and they see yours. Also, How to search for people to friend with.
    • Your Groups
      Below the Your Friends widget is the Your Groups widget on the right sidebar. The links take you to the groups to which you have subscribed.
      The View All Groups link will show you all the community groups from the Groups page.
    • Your Personal Profile Page
      You can go to your personal page from anywhere on Connected by clicking on your Name link (upper right of page) and edit your profile by clicking on the Edit link.
      Rather than sections preceded by ‘Your’, it is now My “---”:
      • My Bio
      • My Friends
      • My Groups
      • My Files
      • My Activities
      • My Comments – one-off comments by friends.
      • Conversations
      • Announcements
    • Update your name and avatar
      By default, your member account is created from your network login ID. But how many people know you from your login ID?
      For colleagues and friends to search for you to friend-up with, edit your profile to add your name and add an avatar – a picture of you.
    • My Bio
      The Bio section on your profile page is arguably the most important part of your presence on Connected. It is your opportunity to tell the rest of the business:
      • Your previous roles and education
      • Your personal interests
      • Your skills both within your current position and outside of it.
      • Links to your Web 2.0 activities.
      • See Matt Hollowell’s bio as an example.
      Learn more about personal branding.
    • Conversations
      Start conversations by clicking on a friend’s Start a Conversation link beneath their avatar. You get to use the full WYSIWYG editor.
      Click the Conversations link to the right of your Name link to view all conversations with friends.
      Restricting Conversation Access.
    • Comments
      You can leave comments to a friend’s personal page.
      To leave a comment click on a friend’s Add a Comment link beneath their avatar. You get to use the full WYSIWYG editor.
      Comments are listed under the My Comments header at the bottom right-center of the page. The comments stream is RSS enabled.
    • Announcements
      Below your avatar is an Add an Announcement link. This allows you to publish an announcement using the full WYSIWYG editor.
      The dated announcement appears immediately below the Bio field.
      Announcements are also RSS enabled.
    • My Activity
      The My Activity stream is a date-stamped and linked listing of all your activities on Connected. It appears below your announcements.
      Whether it is content created in groups, blogs, forums, wikis, media galleries or on the pages of your friends, a brief summary is listed with links to the mentioned content and sources.
      Your My Activity stream is also RSS enabled.
    • My Files
      Below your My Groups is your My Files. These are files of any format that you wish to upload for blog topics or any other page content you post on Connected.
      You upload files as you would documents or media to the media galleries.
      You are able to create folders to categorize your content items.
    • Shared Favorites and Feeds
      Beneath your avatar and links on the left is the Shared Favorites (as on the home page) and Shared Feeds.
      These are a great way of sharing useful knowledge and content with visitors to your personal page.
      Enabling the Shared Favorites List
      Subscribing to an RSS Feed
    • Links and Resources
      The platform vendor Telligent offers much guidance for using Community Server 2008.5 - Home page and personal page functionality.
      The Connected Community Site Help wiki.
      Read the New Member Checklist. 
      Look through the posts in the The Community Forumbefore posting a new query.
      Ask a friend, a Super Member, or me.