TruConnection.com is now five weeks old and has over 200 members in Boston and NYC. As TruConnection continues to grow, I want to make sure we are doing everything possible to enhance our members’ experience on the site, which means facilitating the process of members expressing themselves creatively and meeting one another. Accordingly, I have introduced two new features which are now live on the site, described below:
When members write or upload something on the site, you now have the option to LIKE their post by clicking the blue ribbon icon, or COMMENT on it by clicking the pencil icon. Likes and Comments are seen ONLY by the member who authored the post (unlike Facebook, for example, where likes/comments are more public). Members will see in their Alerts section that you commented or liked their post. It will also be visible in their My Shelf section (which now shows historical writings and uploads, as well as the likes/comments for each post).
So while you can still send a message to other members at any time (or chat with them if they are online), you can now respond to them directly based on individual writings/uploads.
Up until now, you could choose to FOLLOW other members and be alerted when they write/upload on the site. Now, in addition to this, you can set up ‘Auto-Follow’ from the right hand navigation bar on Home page.
Auto-Follow allows you to set criteria for whom you want to follow. For example, you could set it up to auto-follow Men in Boston/Cambridge that are between 30 and 40 years old. This means that every time someone that fits these parameters adds content to the site, you will be alerted…even those that register for the site after you set it up. Since several new members sign up daily, this feature will make it easier to learn about the people you would like to meet as they join and start using the site.