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Questions tagged [activity-feed]

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 refered to as an activity stream.

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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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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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Automatically refresh feed VS refresh feed manually

One of the thing that stresses me the most, when browsing Facebook News Feed, is that the feed is automatically updated when jumping between tabs or when I visit a link from a post. On the opposite ...
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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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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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Alternate to hashtag or tagging a post?

What is the best possible way to integrate user post (text/media) without using hashtag (ex: Twitter) or tagging (ex: Quora/SE). I am building a social network site and I am confused with the ...
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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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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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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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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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How to best show users “unseen” stories

Context - I have an application which shows a feed of stories, with new stories coming in live. Definition - Seen: When a particular story card has come on the screen it is marked as "seen". User ...
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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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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 ...
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Naming recommendation for News & Activity feed

We are developing a feed for our mobile application that consists of news and activity updates. Looking to use a creative name but not confuse the customer base as to it's purpose. Has anyone been ...
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Displaying post and file likes

Consider a social-interface like Facebook and Twitter. Users can share posts/notes that are displayed in feed. In a note/post, you can add text as well as images & files. Now if a user likes that ...
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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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New post input double as search box

I have a twitter style input that allows users to type in hashtags with their post. The user can then filter the news feed by these hashtags to see only posts that contain them. How can I communicate ...
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How to best show an activity state transition adhering to google's material design component framework?

I have an application which consist of three views for an activity. A list View, A chat view. Every activity has a status , which a a user can either mark completed, pending Example of list view: ...
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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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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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Where to put an “Activity Log” affordance on a page with fairly high info density?

Hey! I'm designing a rule builder tool and trying to figure out where to put an "Activity Log" affordance - basically a place where the user can click and see a complete list of the edits that have ...
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When/should a list filter reset on a mobile application?

I'm working on a news application feed filter in which the user can adjust the feed via filter (all, recent, popular, etc.). What I'm not sure about is when/if the filter should reset. Should it ...
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Auto-load new items in feed with “Load more”-button

download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups So we have a feed with tiles (item requests) that can be interacted with by users, thereby removing them from the feed. Below ...
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distinguishing the difference between push notifications and in-app notifications

Through past research, I've found that users connect better with the term 'notifications' rather than 'push notifications' (as push is based on quite a techy concept of the notification being pushed ...
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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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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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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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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 ...