As Ravelry grows in features and complexity, we are always discovering new and unexpected ways to use it! This is the first in a series of occasional blog entries on Ravelry features that we like that you may not have stumbled across yet.
To get a quick snapshot of your Ravelry friends' activity, go into your own notebook, click on the "friends" button on the left and then select the "friend activity" tab (circled in red in the picture). Ravelry will assemble all the most recent activity on the site by the people on your friends list and display it for you, including whether they updated their own projects, left comments on other people's projects, or put something in their project queue. You can control what kind of activities you see by checking or unchecking the boxes just below the tab. For example, the box with the "quote bubble" to the left of it controls whether you will see when one of your friends commented on some else's project; the "heart" check box controls whether you will see those things they added to their favorites.
It's a simple way to check in on your friends and what they've been doing on the site. Try it sometime!
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