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New Features on Seelio: Likes, Lightboxes, People, and Privacy

Have you noticed some new treats on Seelio lately? Read on for updates about some of our new features:

Like and Be Liked

See something you like as you browse your news feed or the gallery? Now you can “like” what you see! Hop into the gallery and like something today.

Like Feature on Seelio

 A New Look for Your Works

We are always looking for ways to make sure your works look great. Now when you browse the gallery and click on a work to explore it more, a lightbox feature helps your project stand out and truly be noticed. P.S. See the work view count? That’s new for you too!

New Work View

A New Look for the People Page

When you spend time on Seelio it should be easy for you to find people and projects that are most interesting to you. Now your dashboard activity feed shows you updates on people you’re following, people in your group(s), projects from collaborators, works you liked, or works you commented on.

Also the People page makes it easier to quickly browse the people you’re following, the people who follow you, and people who are like you. If you want to see more activity on your dashboard, find some interesting people to follow!

Seelio's People Page

Keep it Secret, Keep it Safe

We hope you want to show off all of the great things you’re working on but we understand that sometimes it’s good to keep things under wraps until you’re ready to share them. Now for every work you add, you have privacy settings that enable you to make it visible only to you, only to a group you’re a member of, or to the whole world.

Privacy Settings

Curated Galleries- Seelio’s Best New Feature

Seelio has added a few new features lately, like the ability to follow friends, help with on-boarding, and the ability to incorporate Vimeo into your projects. Pretty awesome, right? We thought so. After all this, curated galleries, our newest feature, is my favorite. Curated galleries are collections of work created around a single theme. As of now they can be curated by request to the Seelio team. Here’s why I’m so excited about it.

Groups (clubs, classes, etc.) can have their first official home

Now, all works of a specific group can be:

  • Housed in one place 
  • Re-arranged to be in a specific order
  • Accessed via a static URL
  • Personalized by a cover photo and link to outside website

Group Members can now tag work with a tag that will track back to the group gallery (ex. MHacks2013 will go to the MHacks2013 gallery, MPowered will go to the gallery for the group MPowered, Photography will go Photography, etc.) and admins can arrange works in the order they choose. This might seem like a college apartment to the mansion we’re ultimately building around group functionality, but its a really awesome apartment!

This also gives new meaning to the tagging system, which people can use to both highlight their own skills as apart of their own profile, but also as a part of a group profile as well.

We Can Curate Galleries Around Topics.

Volunteer works, we’ve got that! Labor-of-Love-themed gallery for Valentines Day, we got that too (at least we will)! Now that we can curate galleries of works based around an interest or subject area, you can get the content you want in one place. We have curated these already for inspiration.

Community Building is Easier.

We have been saying for a while that we want to create more of a community on Seelio. Curated galleries are a chance for people to find people and work by certain interest, or to join a community that is already working on a certain topic (ex. tagging something ‘volunteering’ adds it to the gallery of people volunteering). We hope you will use these galleries to create community around a topic you love.

The Possibilities Are Endless.

As a techie, I love new features, but not just because they are new features. It’s more because each feature provides an opportunity to innovate, to break the feature, to use it for an unintended purpose, and give the product team new ideas! You have no idea how excited we are for this.

MHacks Galery

  Check our our first archived galleries for MHacks and Startup Weekend Ann Arbor, and several other galleries too!   If you want to create a gallery around a club or interest, send me an e-mail at chelsea@seelio.com and we’ll set it up.

3 New Features: Our Gifts To You

It’s holiday time and we figured it’s time to celebrate! Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Festivus or something else entirely, here are three new features we’re giving to you:

(1) Follow:

People are inherently social, we know that. Now we are enabling you to be more social on Seelio! The first step is the ability to follow your friends and for your friends to follow you.

Starting today, a ‘follow’ button like the one below will appear on users’ profiles. You can use it to follow profiles you find interesting!

Follow Button

You can also follow users directly from the ‘people’ tab (pictured below), or from the invite page (pictured above).

Follow Features

Starting today your dashboard is also follow-friendly. When on this page you can now see the number of people you follow, number of people who follow you, and you can toggle between following the work of the community and the work of users you are following (coming soon).

Make sure you also ‘follow’ Seelio News for all the Seelio updates!

Seelio News Dashboard

(2) Popular Gallery Tags:

Students on Seelio have many talents, and we want to help show them off. On the gallery page you can now search for projects by popular tags!

NOTE: We have made it super easy to search by our 8 most relevant tags, but you can also search any tag by typing a tag into the search field. And remember to tag your works with keywords so that they will be easily searchable from the gallery.

Popular Tags

(3) Invite Friends:

Now you have the option to invite your friends to share in the Seelio experience. If you log in with Facebook or Google you can invite friends from those networks. And of course, you can always invite your friends by simply typing their e-mails!

Invite Friends

We hope you have enjoyed all of our new gifts to you, but as always we are excited to design more. If you have ideas of what you would like to see, leave them here. Or contact Chelsea (chelsea@seelio.com).