What Are Streams?

Document created by christy schoon on Jun 2, 2015
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A stream shows you real-time updates of activity as people interact with content, people, and places in the community.

You'll see an update in the stream when someone creates a document, replies to a blog post, posts a status update, and so on.

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.

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 also has an activity stream: you can see yours under your profile, and Places have a place-specific stream that shows up on Place pages.)

When you see the End of New Updates line in a stream, you'll know you've seen all the latest activity. A little further down, you'll see an End of Previous Updates line that shows you the updates from last time you checked.

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