Could our Pulse get even better? You bet! Let me introduce our new powerful Pulse filter:
This filter widget allows you to be selective about the things you want to see on the Pulse page. You can quickly restrict the type of activities you want to see at any given time. Just switch the first drop-down to Projects and the Pulse will display only the activities from the Projects section – same with the Blogs, Forums, Workshops and Jocks.
Are you interested only in the posts started by your buddies? Easy – just switch the started by drop-down to my buddies and you’re done. You can even use it to display only your own posts.
The third drop-down labeled active is powerful too. Use it to restrict the posts displayed in the Pulse by time. Current options are: anytime, in last 24 hours, in last 7 days.
As you assume, the last ’only new’ checkbox will tell the Pulse to display only those items that have some new comments/replies plus those that you’ve never checked. All of the greyed (read) posts will be elegantly omitted from the listing. Use this option if you want to avoid the clutter.
And what’s best about this new feature? Your Pulse filter is automatically saved to your profile after each change. Your personalized version will stay with you even on other computer – of course, you must be signed in. No need to set the options to your preferred values each day.
As a bonus to this vital upgrade I’ve also added handy Refresh button to the Pulse listing. Hit it anytime you want your personalized listing being refreshed.