Having the ability to create your own custom streams allows you to customize the way you view activity across the site. Clicking on News give you the option to see site-wide activity or click on a Connections Stream which showcases the activity of all the connections you've established, the Custom Stream feature allows you to further filter out the noise by picking and choosing people and places to follow in a very targeted fashion. You can set up custom streams for teams, working groups, projects, etc.
To create a new stream:
- Click on News in the main blue header bar.
- Click on New Stream and give it a title that makes sense to you.
- In the search bar towards the right type in what you are interested in. tags, people and places in the search box provided in the stream set-up window. You’ll also see suggestions for people and places presented to you. To add a person or place, click on the add button or drag and drop the entry into the empty column to the left of the search or suggestion results.
- You can turn email notifications on/off for each of your custom streams on this page as well. The notifications button can be found above the list of people and places you’ve selected to follow in this stream. These can also be modified in your preferences page.
- Give your stream a name.
- Click Done.
The stream will immediately begin to populate.