BlogHer gets social with two new tools: My BlogHer and Chatter

9 years ago

It's my pleasure to introduce two brand new tools on BlogHer.com: My BlogHer (with Following and Friending) and Chatter!

Once you've logged into BlogHer, you'll see a brand new design of the log in box that includes a My BlogHer drop down menu. This is the menu that will take you to our new social networking tools.

My BlogHer provides you with a list of all of the most recent activity on BlogHer.com - recent blog posts, forum posts, list a blog entries, list a book entries, and Chatter updates. You can change the display of the My BlogHer page to allow you to view only specific content types that you're interested in seeing.

You can also sort this page so that it shows you only your most recent activity or the most recent activity of people you're following. But first, you need to follow people!

You can follow people by going to a profile page, and clicking the "following" button. A menu will popup that allows you to choose the specific content type or all content created by that person. You can also "friend" on this menu and if your friend request is accepted, you'll see that user appear on your Friends page - and you'll also be added to her Friends page. (For now, that's all friending does - but stay tuned for more social networking tools to roll out soon and your friends will play a larger role in those!)

Chatter is a new public messaging tool that allows you to send 140 character messages into the BlogHer Chatter stream. You can sort this page by all Chatter, the Chatter of people you follow, or just your own Chatter. Jump in and have fun with it, but I have to warn you - it's addictive!

If you have any questions about these new tools or find a bug, please feel free to reply to this post or send me an email at denise@blogher.com

We're really excited to launch these new tools and are looking forward to launching more new social networking tools in the weeks ahead.

--Denise

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