Use the Recommendations widget to find public content from the different applications that might interest you. The widget displays on the side column of the Updates
About this task
The Recommendations widget suggests content that might interest you based on your existing community membership, network connections, tags, and so on. The widget displays a randomized list of public content that has been recently added or updated in the different applications. An icon next to each item identifies which application the content is associated with. The widget displays 15 recommendations by default. Use the Previous
links to scroll through the full list.
The widget only recommends public content, and only public content is used as the basis of the recommendations that are made to you.
Table 1. Application icons
Note: The icon shown here represents just one file type. The icon next to a recommended file from the Files application changes depending on the type of file. For more information, see File type icons.
The Recommendations widget also provides information about the ways in which you are already connected to the content listed. For example, you can click the related tags
link to see what tags you have in common with the suggested content. The tags that are displayed are tags that are associated with the recommended content, and are also tags that you are associated with in some way. You might have assigned the tags to content or to your profile for instance.
The widget only recommends content, it does not recommend people. Use the Do You Know widget on the My Network page in Profiles when you want to get suggestions for people to add to your network.
Parent topic: Home page widgets
Social analytics widgets
Using the Do You Know widget
- Use the Recommendations widget in the following ways.
- If an item interests you, click the title to open the item and take a closer look.
- Click the links under the items listed to find out more about how you are connected to that item.
You can view related tags or related people to find out what you have in common with the recommended content.
- Use the Previous and Next links to page through the recommendations and display more options.
- To remove an item from the list of recommendations, click the icon next to the item. icon next to the item.