Nick Barr
Nick Barr
Latest Activity Changes Coming in June
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Since our February update to the Latest Activity feature, we’ve received some great feedback. Based on your feedback and the data we’ve been watching, we’re making a set of changes to the Latest Activity feature in June.

In addition to tweaking text and adding a few links, the big change is adding back member photos – and links to people’s profile pages – in the Latest Activity feature.

We’re previewing these updates now in order to get your opinions early — so, let us know what you think.

Member Profile Photos are Back

The goal of the Latest Activity feature is to make it easy for you and the members to not only quickly see what’s happening across your social network right now, but to meet new people doing interesting stuff around your unique interest or topic. Now that everything old is new again, you’ll be able to see the member taking the action in addition to the action itself.

Here’s what the Latest Activity feature will look like when it’s placed in the center column of your social network’s Main page (you can click on this image to see a larger version):

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This is how it will look in the left column of your social network’s Main page (you can click on this image to see a larger version):

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And here’s how Latest Activity will look on a member’s profile page (you can click on this image to see a larger version):

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For an alternate take on Latest Activity for your profile page, check out this version without the member’s avatar. Right now we’re testing which of these two treatments most effectively connect people and people’s photos is far and away the winner.

Post a comment here or drop us a line in the Ning Help Center — we’d love to hear from you!