Examples of Custom Streams

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Here are some examples of custom streams you might create, depending on your role or how you want to check in on community activity throughout the day.

Consider creating and organizing your custom streams based on the following strategies. Try using a combination of these to develop the best approach for your unique needs.

My Stream
Create a stream where you follow yourself. This can help you get to your most-used items quickly.
My Products
You might create streams for the HDS products and solutions you are currently using. For example, if you are a UCP user, you might add the Converged / Compute space, some UCP related tags (UCP, unified compute platform, etc.), and a few key subject matter experts on UCP to your custom stream.
Content Streams
You could create an "Awesome Blogs" steam where you follow the blogs of your favorite places and people.
Can't Miss
This stream can be very handy if you're in and out of the community a lot, and especially if you're out of the office for a few days. Add to this stream only critical items that you just can't miss. Then, make sure to select Email from Updates so you receive notifications when activity happens in this stream. You can also select your notification preferences by clicking your avatar > Preferences.
Following Stream
When you start following people, places, and content items, they are automatically added to this stream. Use this stream if you just want to check in throughout the day but not create a lot of custom streams. This stream is included for you by default, and you can add to or delete content, people, and places from it.
Tag Streams
Follow tags that make sense for you. You can create an entire stream for one tag, or add tags to optimize your existing streams. Because tags span across the entire community, they pick up a lot of content. Keep in mind though, if content isn't tagged, it won't be added to your stream, so it's a best practice to incorporate a good mix of People, Places, and Tags to ensure you're getting the information you need.