By coonce 20 Comments
Hey dudes -- its been a minute, so I thought I'd drop a quick note as to what I've been up to over the past few weeks.
Friends and Activity:We decided to re-work the friend code (its been a little unstable anyway) - so that users no longer have to 'friend' another user (which is a circular relationship) --- instead, we have decided to simplify the process so that you can simply 'follow' the users (and content objects -- more on that later) you're interested in -- much like you can w/ Twitter.
In doing that - we decided to fix activity ---- so now, not only will users have their own activity feed (but you will now get an activity feed based on all of the users you follow as well -- we used to have this feature, but since the site has gotten so large, the solution we had in place did not scale appropriately). Activity will also now float appropriately on content objects - so if someone adds new trivia associated to Mario, Mario's activity feed will reflect this.
Next Steps:In the following iteration, you should be able to follow any content object on the site and your 'followed objects' feed will include stuff activity generated by users you are following as well as objects you are interested in.
So you could follow the Street Fighter IV page receive activity when new images are added, a user blogs about it, or a new topic is created relating to it.
Anyway, that's what I've been up to -- and I'll be on it for a bit more till its good and solid. Be good team.