Building on the transparency that underpins Sciety, we have recently increased the visibility of the events on the platform by launching the Sciety feed. This gives a bird’s-eye view of activities undertaken by both individual users and groups across the whole application.
The feed shows clearly how the network is growing and affords users the opportunity to see what others are doing on Sciety. With this information, they are able to browse new groups, users and crucially, interesting preprints without the need to perform complex searches. In surfacing more of these community activities, we hope to enhance Sciety’s core offering by making it even easier to discover your next essential read.
The activities listed on the feed include new evaluations by groups on Sciety. This is a response to feedback from existing users, who have told us they’re keen to keep up to date with new evaluations as they appear on Sciety. Although the first iteration of the feed listed individual evaluations, we have now collapsed similar events into a single entry, making it easier to digest at a glance.
The feed also updates whenever a user follows a group or saves an article to their list, enabling others to easily access the preprints their peers find interesting. We have always maintained that Sciety’s unique value lies in the ability to openly share, highlight, review and assess preprints. The Sciety feed brings that community teamwork to the fore.
The feed is the first step in surfacing the connections of the underlying network. Each event card in the feed represents a link that another individual or group has made between two people, evaluations or articles. We welcome any comments, feedback and suggestions you may have on this and how you think we can improve it further. But overall, we hope it adds to your benefit of discovery on Sciety for papers you otherwise might have missed.