The Activity Story Stream allows you to view content directly in the activity stream and to engage with the content by commenting, replying to comments, sending private messages, liking, and by using hashtags and mentions.
Using Document Preview, you can also preview documents placed in the stream.
Your own activity on the site is listed on your Profile > Activity tab on an activity steam. Note that the activity only includes actions where you are an "actor" (someone performing an action) in the activity story. Commenting on others' activity stories doesn't make you an actor in those stories, so they're not included on your activity tab. In addition to activity stories, your Activity tab includes application posts, friendships established, and groups joined.
The activity story stream content has the following characteristics:
You have multiple ways of keeping up with or responding to users in the activity stream.
Commenting is easier and more user-friendly.
The activity story stream scopes messages to the context and filters by interaction type, followers, or content type.
Status messages have the following characteristics:
Video components have the following characteristics:
The stream is automatically refreshed when new activities occur, so users don't have to manually refresh to see updates.
With Document Preview, documents appear in theater view. Clicking the file icon opens the theater view, or clicking on the view link takes the user to the file gallery post.
Users can link other tagged content to the current discussion by using hashtags: Hashtagged blog posts, forum threads, media gallery/file posts, and wiki posts create potential for discussion throughout the site. Hashtags are searchable.