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About friends on Gather
Friends are the people you've connected with on Gather, also
known as My Friends. Invite as
many people as you'd like to join. You'll be connected automatically to them when they join Gather.
You can also search for people already on Gather using the search box located at the top of every page.
And the Friends of My Friends section of your My Friends page suggests people in your extended network you may know.
If you're interested in making a current member your friend, simply click the Add as Friend button
on the member's profile page and send a friend request; you then have the
option to organize your friends based on how you know them by adding them to a
friend set or by creating a new one. The member will receive your friend
request and he or she can accept or decline.
Connecting expands your personal network (My Friends), as well as your readership. The
more people you're friends with, the more personal networks you join. The
result? More people read, comment on, and recommend your work, and others get the
same benefits for their own work. It all adds up to the best experience for
each Gather member. And if you also bring your offline friends online, you can
more easily keep up with what's new in each other's lives.
The My Friends page lists all of your connections on Gather. Check out the My Friends Feed on your My Gather page to find out what your
friends are up to. If you want email updates on what they're sharing and doing on Gather,
simply choose the desired notifications on your
Email Preferences page
or click the "friend settings" link near each of your friends on that
page. Whenever content or comments are shared, new connections are made, and
profiles are updated, these details will show up in your My Friends Feed; you can also
choose to get an email letting you know.
Friend sets are a simple way for you to organize your friends
based on how you know them. We've started by suggesting Friends, Family, and
Colleagues, but you can change these or create your own. Friend sets are
optional and private; only you can see how you've organized your friends.
Friend sets let you control who appears in the my Friends Feed section of your My Gather page; friend sets also let you share content with
selected friends. Have a picture you only want your coworkers to see? It's easy to do this on Gather.
When you accept or send a friend request, you'll be asked how you know this person.
By clicking your friend sets in the list, you can associate each person with
the friend sets you make. You can change these at any time from your My Friends
page by clicking the "friend settings" link under the icon of each
Managing friend sets
On your My Friends page, you'll see all your friend sets listed
in a dropdown at the top of the page. Click the "edit friend sets" button
to add, change, or delete any friend set. On the Edit Friend Sets
page, select the friend set you wish to edit, then add or remove people from the selected set
using the lists of people provided. The people on the left are not part of the selected set, and
the people on the right are part of the selected set. Make your selections,
then click Save.
Connecting with a Gather member
You can find specific members by searching for their first name,
last name, city, state, or username from the search box at the top of the site.
Visit their profile pages and request to be connected by clicking the Add as
Friend button. Then check out those friends' friends to see if they're
connected with someone you may have missed.
Removing a friend connection
To remove a connection at any time, simply click "friend
settings" beneath the member icon in your My Friends list or on that
person's profile page. Then click the "remove friend" option.