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Getting to know Gather
A good way to become familiar with the variety of content on Gather is by simply exploring!
Use the navigation links across the top of the page to visit the My Gather, Friends, and Groups pages.
You'll see the most recent activity on your My Gather page and can view the most recent conversations,
and the most popular groups on Gather on the Friends and Group page, respectively. You can also access
a number of other important pages by hovering over the My Gather, Friends, and Groups links. Use the
Share link to share your own posts, photos, or videos.
Once you find something interesting, click a piece of content or a group, or explore a member's
profile and content. There's something new behind every click. Another option is to use the search
tools located at the top of any page.
Create your Gather profile
After joining, visit your profile; it's all about you! What are your interests and
affiliations? What makes you unique? The more you share, the easier it will be for others
to find and connect with you. Make sure to update your profile often with your most
current info and interests.
Create your personal Gather icon
Having an icon is a great idea. Icons personalize your Gather experience and help other
members recognize you. Your icon can be a picture of yourself or anything you choose.
Whatever photo you select, it will represent you on the site -- on your profile page,
next to any comments you post, and with all content you share.
To create your icon, simply
upload a new
photo. To set a photo you previously uploaded as your icon, check the
"Make this photo my personal icon on Gather." box on the Edit Photo page. Save it, and you're all set.
Invite people and make new friends
Gather is a great place to make new friends and to get together with friends and share the
important moments of your lives. You can even discover new things about each
other! Start by inviting the
people you know to join you on Gather.
may already know lots of people on Gather, or maybe you're looking to make some
new friends. The more people you connect with, the larger your network becomes
-- and the entire Gather community benefits from the sharing of your thoughts
and comments. Search for people to find people who share your interests or to
locate folks from your school, work, or community. Then visit their profile pages to add them as your friend on
Join Gather Groups
Want to connect in a whole new way? Groups are a great way to do it. They're
centralized spaces for members to share posts, photos, and videos with
a common theme or for a common purpose. A group can be anything -- a fan club,
a writers' workshop, or just a space to share photos with your family. Search for groups to find some that
interest you. If you have your own special interest, you can also create a group on Gather.
Visit your My Gather page each day
Your My Gather page is where you can keep up with
all the recent activity by your friends and groups, plus the interests you're into -- and plenty
more. This page shows the life of the site, and can be used to see virtually everything that you may be interested in.
Tell all your friends about your profile
Your profile is like having your own website to showcase your interests and talent, and
it's located at username.gather.com. This space details everything Gather-related about
you -- and it's where others will find all your Gather contributions: Posts, Photos,
Videos, Comments, People, Groups, profile information, plus a history of your recent
activity. Keep it up-to-date and your friends will flock to your profile to see what's up
in your world.
There are plenty of ways to express yourself on Gather. Don't be shy. Start off
by simply commenting on something that inspired you or by updating your status. See a member you like?
Ping that person's profile. Sharing photos is a fun way to be creative and show
people your view of the world. You can even dive right in by sharing your
perspective or poetry in a post. Even video is easy on Gather. So if you've
always wanted to be a star, show us what you've got.