a list of events performed by triggered by actors displayed in a chronological form in an application, often filtered by some parameters. In social networks an actor is a human being posting a photo or sharing a status, though in some applications an actor could also be another system. Sometimes ...

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How should a chronological activity feed behave?

I am developing an activity feed for a basic social app: you can follow people and people can follow you back. When you follow someone, content from that person will appear on the activity feed. I am ...
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Should a user get a notification if someone leaves an activity?

I'm setting up a web app where a user can post an activity. Each activity needs participants. One of the features I think would be helpful if the owner of the post was notified when another user joins ...
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On feeds, should newer items be at the bottom or the top?

I make feeds for a living and unless I'm mixed-up, on all the feeds I can think of, from Whassapp down, of course new items appear at the top of the page, the top of the list. (I.E., the old items ...
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Examples/suggestions for empty activity feeds

I am working on a site where the central page shows activity from other users nearby. (similar to a facebook or twitter newsfeed) The problem is, as this is a new site, there are often going to be ...
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Helping users remember their activities

I have a web based system, where users can work with each other. Now there are two requirements: Helping each user to remember what she was doing the last time she logged on, to ease their warm-up ...
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Displaying a list of activities

In my website I have a list of activities. Previously this was just a list of links, clicking the links would result in a dropdown, like so: On hovering over the links that toggle the explanation ...
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What is the typical size for user avatars on mobile devices?

I'm currently designing a social oriented app that has a feed. To the left of every message would be the avatar of the user. I know that it depends from project to project but nonetheless what seems ...
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Alternatives to “Like”, “+1”, “Bookmark”, and “Favorite”?

I'm building a web-app where users indicate that they "like" feed-items published by other users. The act of "liking" also inherently bookmarks the feed-item as well as the publishing user. I'm ...
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Best way to show Feeds on mobile with 5 fields of data

I need to show 5 data fields on mobile, which is notification feed. Currently I am showing following 4 fields with distribution as 1. title - first line ( can extend to second if title is long ) 2. ...
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Should I show or hide social media feed widgets for mobile devices on a responsive website?

I have a one-page site in which the users are scrolling down the site reading more info as they go. The first section is a kind of introduction section with a nice big background and a big title. Then ...
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Dealing with clutter on user profile activity feeds

The below image represents a sample activity feed from a taxi booking mobile app that I'm working on. I've looked at several timeline examples on Pttrns website and came up with the following ...
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Activity Feed: Method and best practices

I am trying to create some kind of activity/recommendation feed where the user would be able to see news/updates of specific topics of interest that have a specific time stamp. For example it could be ...
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How to show “updated” posts within a chronological stream/feed?

What's the best way to show updated (edited or commented on) posts within a chronological feed of posts? This is essentially a categorized twitter-like feed. So, naturally users can comment on them. ...
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Event notification & Activity notification - on the same page

My first ever question on UX. The problem is with a desktop web app, it currently plays host to an "activity" ticker (where activities of other users and self are displayed in a cubic spin animation ...
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How to display timestamps on activity feed

I'm designing a mobile iOS app with a predominant focus on an activity feed of salespeople and customers. I'd like to place time stamps on each activity feed item, but am stuck deciding which format ...
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What are alternatives to the verb “follow”?

I'm designing a mobile app that has an independent activity feed. One option on items in the feed is to "follow" individual stories/threads. What verbiage can I use to convey the idea of "following" a ...
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What is better than top-posting and bottom-posting?

Chat programs usually put the most recent information or message below others (bottom posting). Forums and feeds put the most recent information above others (top posting). Is any one better than the ...
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Activity feeds - Should deleting feed item affect both parties?

I tried doing some tests on Facebook to see how they implemented this, but with the new Timeline for profiles, it is less apparent how this works within Facebook. Let's say I have a social network ...
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Time based activity feed aggregation - What time?

I am implementing a news feed similiar to Facebook's. Essentially, the feeds are stored as individual items: 1 Nov 2012 9:00 AM [John] was [tagged] in [photo album "Halloween 2012"] 1 Nov 2012 9:20 ...