In order to truly benefit from the community you'll want to engage with other members, follow content, spaces and people that interest you, comment and collaborate on content and rate and like high quality content.
Follow People, Content, and Spaces
Following people, content and spaces is a simple way to stay informed in the community. To follow certain people and content in the community you can go to the piece of content or the person’s profile and click the “Follow” button in the top right hand corner.
You can click on a community member's name which will lead you to their profile. From there you can click the "follow" button.
Or, you can quickly follow a member directly from a document they've posted in the community by clicking on their name, and then clicking "follow" from the pop-up menu.
If you want to be notified when a certain document or blog has been updated, you can also click the "follow" button.
You can also follow a space in the community. If you’re interested in a certain topic simply click the “Follow” button in the top right corner and any updates to that space will show up in your activity stream. Remember, you can always manage your email notifications under your profile to customize emails to suit your needs.
You can also follow spaces by navigating within Browse > Places - In the card view, click the lower right corner to expose the Follow button.
Rating and Liking Content
The new SCN uses familiar social media tools to leverage the knowledge in the community. Practically all the content that is created on the new SCN can be commented, “Liked,” and rated by members of the community. You earn recognition points by rating content and “casting your vote.”
More importantly, you contribute to the quality of SCN content and the efficiency of the community to be able to filter out the most highly-rated and the best content.