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Shop Together: Circles and Activity Feeds

Dec 1, 2010

by TechUpdates

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There are obvious benefits to shopping online: Chinese leftovers, flannel robes, bedhead. Despite all this, no one can deny that it gets a little lonely. Without the company of your overly-opinionated gaggle of friends or your sudoku-focused husband, the Internet can never truly replace the joy of shopping socially. That is, until Circles and Activity Feeds.

Circles and Activity Feeds are two new features on Etsy that help you crowd-source your browsing. You may have already been keeping track of your preferred tastemakers’ Favorites, or searching for exceptional finds on their blogs, but we’re making it even easier. By adding Etsy members you know and admire to your circle, you can see what they’re up to on Etsy through your activity feed.

For shoppers, it’s a dynamic way to get an immediate snapshot of what’s happening in your corner of Etsy — newly listed items from your favorite shops or new treasury lists from people whose style you admire. If you’re a seller, you can see that you’ve just made a sale and who is favoriting which of your items.

While coding Circles and Activity Feeds, Etsy developer Kyle discovered an unexpected value of connecting to his buddies. Like many Etsy Admin, Kyle comes from a family of feline enthusiasts and had been failing in his search for the perfect holiday gift for his aunt’s tabby Fergus.

Luckily, Kyle had added Gregg, another Etsy engineer, to his circle and while browsing the recent activity of the people in his circle, Kyle saw Gregg had favorited To Scarborough Fair, a cat hat shop he’d never seen before. After clicking through to the shop and having a quick browse, Kyle found just the right hat for Fergus, which is currently en route to his aunt’s house in Connecticut!

Excited to check it out for yourself?

Here’s how to get started:

  1. Simply click the “Add to Circle” button on any member profile and voilà, they are in your circle.
  2. From someone’s profile, you can also click through to see that person’s circle. This is a fun way to see if your circles overlap or to see if there are others you might like to follow.
  3. You can even add people right from there, by clicking on an avatar to get an Add to Circle overlay.
  4. Then visit your activity feed through the link in the upper left corner of any Etsy page and see a stream of the awesome shops and items that members in your circle are discovering.

 

Let us know what you think about the new features in our forum thread.

More Tech Updates | Etsy’s Connections Tool

432 comments

  • woodguy32

    woodguy32 said 9 years ago

    Awesomely awesome....

  • WickedlyGoodWares

    WickedlyGoodWares said 9 years ago

    I can't wait to try this out! Thanks Etsy!

  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    TwinkleStarCrafts said 9 years ago

    Terrific!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 9 years ago

    Looks like a cool feature I'll have to try it out, theres nothing like connecting with other people!

  • ohbabydotcom

    ohbabydotcom said 9 years ago

    Fantastic!

  • cherishme

    cherishme said 9 years ago

    Wheee! Brilliant! Who wants to be in my circle??

  • crystaltwister

    crystaltwister said 9 years ago

    Cool!

  • SomethingNewAgain

    SomethingNewAgain said 9 years ago

    Sounds great!

  • ZenHen

    ZenHen said 9 years ago

    Thank you!

  • VeronicaRStudio

    VeronicaRStudio said 9 years ago

    Is Etsy becoming the new Facebook?

  • PearlyNotes

    PearlyNotes said 9 years ago

    super practical, useful, love it !!!!!

  • aforfebre

    aforfebre said 9 years ago

    I love it!!!!♥

  • fineart4life

    fineart4life said 9 years ago

    I am truly in love with the Activity Feed feature! Etsy, thank you for, once again, working so hard to make your site so user friendly. I believe you have my best interests at heart, and I appreciate all you have done to assist me. You are awesome!

  • PetitsPixels

    PetitsPixels said 9 years ago

    This is awesome ! Thank you so much !!! <3

  • SoleDeVita

    SoleDeVita said 9 years ago

    Woooohoooo! Love this! So Cool! :))

  • tizzalicious

    tizzalicious said 9 years ago

    This is so great! Thank you!

  • DIVINEsweetness

    DIVINEsweetness said 9 years ago

    I was surprised to see the new activity feed feature! There was a smile on my face all the time i was exploring it! Love it. Thank you very much for working hard on these!!! =)

  • lucileskitchen

    lucileskitchen said 9 years ago

    I already love the Acivity feeds and will try the Circles, Thank you Etsy you are perfect !!!

  • pignkitty

    pignkitty said 9 years ago

    have to figure out how to use it!

  • modernemotive

    modernemotive said 9 years ago

    Very neat! Thanks!

  • GorgeousKarma

    GorgeousKarma said 9 years ago

    Wow! this is awesome! feed is very good way to keep in touch with your circle.

  • creationsbyshellie

    creationsbyshellie said 9 years ago

    Very cool. :)

  • handmadenvintage

    handmadenvintage said 9 years ago

    cool feature! thanks!!!

  • LazyTcrochet

    LazyTcrochet said 9 years ago

    This looks fun. I like the Activity feed.

  • meeabee

    meeabee said 9 years ago

    I like it!

  • Viverre

    Viverre said 9 years ago

    I love this feature! I logged on to my Activity Feed and can now see who is hearting my items - yay!

  • tlchandmadetreasures

    tlchandmadetreasures said 9 years ago

    I love this!!

  • NorthDesign

    NorthDesign said 9 years ago

    great feature

  • woodguy32

    woodguy32 said 9 years ago

    I am such a square.. but I dig circles...

  • crazyfoxstudio

    crazyfoxstudio said 9 years ago

    Great!

  • expressyourself

    expressyourself said 9 years ago

    Interesting!

  • SpiritedWoodland

    SpiritedWoodland said 9 years ago

    Totally fun idea - can't wait to try these out over the next few days!

  • H20worksDesigns

    H20worksDesigns said 9 years ago

    this looks like such fun!!! WTG Etsy! :D

  • SweetandDandyVintage

    SweetandDandyVintage said 9 years ago

    Oooooooh sweet! Ask and you really shall receive! This was the very thing I asked for on the last post for ideas! Thanks so much etsy for being so awesome...and for listening!!!

  • VintageHand

    VintageHand said 9 years ago

    How fun ~ looking forward to trying it out!

  • ickadybag

    ickadybag said 9 years ago

    Fantastic. We can become closer than ever. :)

  • MadeMary

    MadeMary said 9 years ago

    I like it as a way to check on overall shop activity quickly.

  • abirdtoldme

    abirdtoldme said 9 years ago

    This so great! Thanks for the addition -- just in time for holiday sales!!

  • GloryBDesign

    GloryBDesign said 9 years ago

    Very interesting...I think I'm going to like this!~

  • birdie1

    birdie1 said 9 years ago

    Found it accidentally this morning - a pleasant surprise!

  • Suzyprecious

    Suzyprecious said 9 years ago

    I love this new feature! It saves me an amazing amount of time and provides much needed daily information! Great addition!

  • mihermanayyo

    mihermanayyo said 9 years ago

    this is pretty cool! thanks!

  • EyeShutterToThink

    EyeShutterToThink said 9 years ago

    Just created my circle...this feature is awesome. Etsy has made some wonderful add ons & changes in the past few months that I've really enjoyed. Keep up the great work :)

  • jacarandadesigns

    jacarandadesigns said 9 years ago

    I love this new feature! Thank you

  • MessyJesse

    MessyJesse said 9 years ago

    ooh i love this ! I've just added in all my favourite shops so I can keep track of them, though I hope they don't think I'm a spammer because I added lots of people at the same time??! :)

  • VeronicaRStudio

    VeronicaRStudio said 9 years ago

    This is still a shopping site, right?

  • sabahnur

    sabahnur said 9 years ago

    you are great guys! love this new things!!so helpful and usefull thanks everyone

  • ekra

    ekra said 9 years ago

    Super fun! Thanks so much for your continued work to improve the site!

  • strawberryluna

    strawberryluna said 9 years ago

    Whoa...interesting! I saw the Activity Feed as soon as I logged in and checked it out immediately. Thanks for not making it super yucky looking like Myspace :) Off to go goof with Circles before heading to the studio to print!

  • labellefairy

    labellefairy said 9 years ago

    looks fun...

  • whimsywhimsical

    whimsywhimsical said 9 years ago

    I just want to say: WOW!! THAT IS SUPER AWESOME!!!!!! Thank you so much for this new feature!!! Totally awesome!!

  • ModernFibre

    ModernFibre said 9 years ago

    Nifty new features. Thanks! I like that you have been able to streamline favourites and current activities in super easy to use (and intuitive) tools.

  • JanellsFlare

    JanellsFlare said 9 years ago

    How exciting! This is such a super cool idea there are so many etsy stores I love and now I can really keep up with products. Thanks guys,

  • julieandco

    julieandco said 9 years ago

    LOVE this new feature! Whoot!!

  • mozelladesigns

    mozelladesigns said 9 years ago

    This is so great! I woke up this morning and saw this new feature and loved it but I wanted to find out about the circle. I wanted to start connecting more on Etsy so this is perfect! Thank you!

  • janellehaskin

    janellehaskin said 9 years ago

    Wow this is neat! Thank you! :)

  • OneClayBead

    OneClayBead said 9 years ago

    It's kind of overwhelming but I'm having fun with this, thank you.

  • KikiLaRu

    KikiLaRu said 9 years ago

    Very excited about this!

  • Krystalxv8

    Krystalxv8 said 9 years ago

    fantastic!!!

  • madeforyougifts

    madeforyougifts said 9 years ago

    marking...

  • etsyBABY

    etsyBABY said 9 years ago

    Super!!

  • itsadeal111

    itsadeal111 said 9 years ago

    Really, really cool!

  • NatanyaElka

    NatanyaElka said 9 years ago

    This is so cool ~ I love it! So much better than just a listing of favorite shops ~ thank you, thank you, thank you! I can even use it from my phone!

  • DeltasWorkshop

    DeltasWorkshop said 9 years ago

    This is amazing! Thank you!

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie said 9 years ago

    Sounds like a fun feature!

  • Colettesboutique

    Colettesboutique said 9 years ago

    Seems like a very neat feature. Discovered before reading this post.

  • marysgranddaughter

    marysgranddaughter said 9 years ago

    Love it already!! Thanks!!

  • kassieopeia

    kassieopeia said 9 years ago

    LOVE IT!!!

  • babybandito

    babybandito said 9 years ago

    Vanessa has a lot of convos. :) Seriously though, this sounds awesome. Trying it out in 3...2...1...

  • vivikas

    vivikas said 9 years ago

    Pretty cool, thanks!

  • Waterrose

    Waterrose said 9 years ago

    just saw this and it looks so cool.....now to look at it more in depth...

  • J2Jewelry

    J2Jewelry said 9 years ago

    Merry Christmas to me!!!! I love the activity feed! It totally makes me feel loved. ANd I'll have to figure out the circle stuff in a moment- i juist jumped the gun to tell you how much i adore this new feature. Cheers!

  • henrystreet

    henrystreet said 9 years ago

    Cool..... but..... Don't hate me for saying this, but I joined Etsy to sell my products. Not to spend time making social circles... I would have joined facebook for that. Seems like a waste of effort.

  • KSInspirations

    KSInspirations said 9 years ago

    I really think I'll like this alot. Glad I found this post so I could figure out how to use it too!

  • guzanito

    guzanito said 9 years ago

    all ready I am loving it!

  • WrenWillow

    WrenWillow said 9 years ago

    very cool!!! thanks!

  • SweetwaterGifts

    SweetwaterGifts said 9 years ago

    An Etsy social network without comments...interesting!! I can see a team benefit here too.

  • leannbutler

    leannbutler said 9 years ago

    I just noticed this on the main page! I've been wanting something like this for a while, it's nice to see when someone adds me or one of my items to favorites! Thanks.

  • DinnerAtEight

    DinnerAtEight said 9 years ago

    LOVE the activity feeds!

  • tomatored

    tomatored said 9 years ago

    great info-thanks!

  • tesorojewelry

    tesorojewelry said 9 years ago

    Very cool. Nice surprise to wake up to. Excited to check it out.

  • helenaCRAFTS

    helenaCRAFTS said 9 years ago

    I like that...Thanks

  • newhopebeading

    newhopebeading said 9 years ago

    Pretty cool!

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 9 years ago

    Agreeing w/ Henrystreet completely. Neat but it's just more distraction and info/stuff overload for buyers. While I certainly appreciate others' wares, I pay Etsy fees to promote my goods, not offer yet another click-through site to other shops. Same true for Profile page. I check it out & wish to opt out.

  • CherishedHearts

    CherishedHearts said 9 years ago

    Discovered these when I logged in this morning, so was happy to have some info explaining. LOVE the activity feeds!

  • callmemimi

    callmemimi said 9 years ago

    Wow! I love the activity feed !Thank you :)

  • ecceprints

    ecceprints said 9 years ago

    ABSOLUTELY AWESOME! I love it! It's so nice to see that my shop or items has been added to someone's favorites! Informative and fun! Thanks so much!

  • RPotterStudio

    RPotterStudio said 9 years ago

    Oh WOW!~ This is sweet!

  • thedaydreamer

    thedaydreamer said 9 years ago

    These tools are AWESOME!! Thank you so much.

  • AsLuckWouldHaveIt

    AsLuckWouldHaveIt said 9 years ago

    I LOVE IT!!!

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 9 years ago

    Wonderful!!!

  • candacejean

    candacejean said 9 years ago

    Very, very cool. Etsy is getting better and better every single day!

  • NittyGrittyVintage

    NittyGrittyVintage said 9 years ago

    Noticed the Activity Feed, this AM, on My Etsy. Pretty neat idea!

  • designs4justice

    designs4justice said 9 years ago

    very nice! the activity feed is awesome and I am sure the circle will be as well. Great idea!!

  • stockannette

    stockannette said 9 years ago

    Thrilled about the Activity Feed - fun AND informative!

  • vintagebutterfly94

    vintagebutterfly94 said 9 years ago

    My husband actually noticed this in his Twitter feed. A couple of hours later, I'm in AND I'm Tweeting. Big day for this butterfly!

  • zarzecks

    zarzecks said 9 years ago

    Love it, great addition!

  • LivingInspired

    LivingInspired said 9 years ago

    I have said so many times, "Etsy,let me count the ways I love thee", and it I keep falling more in love with Etsy. Thank you to all the developers who made this community possible, and thanks for continuing to think about news ways to enhance our lives! I love you all! Really, I do.

  • PlumeandPetals

    PlumeandPetals said 9 years ago

    Cool~ Can't wait to try it out =D

  • PatinaArtsAlchemy

    PatinaArtsAlchemy said 9 years ago

    I'm SO into this! I was shocked and pleased to see the Activity Feed and how helpful it is! May the Circle be unbroken....

  • SkiShopKnits

    SkiShopKnits said 9 years ago

    I absolutely love it! I was very surprised this morning. I can add it to a part of my Etsy Addict Routine :)

  • tinybirdarts

    tinybirdarts said 9 years ago

    This is seriously fantastic! Kudos to the whole Etsy team working so hard on all the recent changes.

  • noggins2piggies

    noggins2piggies said 9 years ago

    I was so excited to see this new feature when I logged in this morning! Super cool B)

  • CinnamonInk

    CinnamonInk said 9 years ago

    This is great such a good idea... I stumbled into it this morning and was so excited!

  • madebykim

    madebykim said 9 years ago

    wow this will make etsy so much more fun!!

  • CosmosMoon

    CosmosMoon said 9 years ago

    thanks for adding this layer to Etsy! looking forward to seeing how it works

  • LauraGlassArtQuilts

    LauraGlassArtQuilts said 9 years ago

    Hey, I really like this! Excellent idea.

  • ashleysilvernell

    ashleysilvernell said 9 years ago

    LOVE the activity feed, such a wonderful development. Thank you so much!!

  • ShebboDesign

    ShebboDesign said 9 years ago

    wow!just seen this new feature! Looks fun and cool! The best thing is seeing the treasuries I have been included in - very easily , suppppperrr!! thanks to everyone! becoming more social is the best!!!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 9 years ago

    I love the activity feed! Honed in on it the second I got on this morning, then came to the blog 'cause I KNEW ya'll would be talking. Love it! Thanks so much for the new addition :)

  • KarensLoom

    KarensLoom said 9 years ago

    interested to see how this works!!!!

  • PowerOfOneDesigns

    PowerOfOneDesigns said 9 years ago

    What a fabulous feature! I've already been having fun adding some of my friends and shoppers to my circle. Thanks so much!!!!! :o)

  • TheNightjar

    TheNightjar said 9 years ago

    wow that activity feed is really amazing- must check it out some more...

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 9 years ago

    Just noted my activity feed. It keeps me up to date and expands my fun. Thanks!

  • shecological

    shecological said 9 years ago

    I am so excited about this!!! I love how everything is on one page and so easy to see and to use!!! Thanks so much!! What a great thing to wake up to! I also love the new feature where I can edit my item from the individual listing page! Thanks for continuing to work to make etsy even better!!

  • anothertimeantiques

    anothertimeantiques said 9 years ago

    Thanks a kazillion! Today I found an old Caledonia store customer who is also on Etsy. We lost touch when the store closed and I'm super excited to find her again - and also being an Etsy member makes it greater! THis is a very very cool tool feature. Thanks a bunches. Etsy feels more like "Friends & Family" today!

  • retromama

    retromama said 9 years ago

    I'm loving all the great new features! Thank you!

  • artwearbymona

    artwearbymona said 9 years ago

    Wow...was very surprised! I love it!

  • MerCurios

    MerCurios said 9 years ago

    What a great idea! Thanks for adding yet another AMAZING feature to the Etsy roster. Keep it coming you guys. xo, MJ

  • allisonmooney

    allisonmooney said 9 years ago

    This is great - I love all the new changes and additions! It's making Etsy even more amazing for me as a buyer and a seller! Thank you!

  • stilettogirl

    stilettogirl said 9 years ago

    Thanks for listening! I love the many new features! Coupon codes (AWESOME), a way to keep track of my friends favorites, everything is looking great here on Etsy!

  • TutusChic

    TutusChic said 9 years ago

    Someone added me this morning to their circle. I am interested to see the effect of your new addition. As always, adding anything that interconnects has proven to be of great benefit to everyone! Thanks :)

  • PowerOfOneDesigns

    PowerOfOneDesigns said 9 years ago

    P.S. I just had to add that Etsy has been such a great online buying and selling experience for me! With this new feature I have already found items that I otherwise might have missed. Kudos to whoever thought of this new feature! Etsy is the best!!!!! Keep up the good work guys and gals!

  • andwhatelseisthere

    andwhatelseisthere said 9 years ago

    i have to say bravo for this new etsy innovative tool. i hope it will generate more views to my shop. i have added lots of favorite shops to my circle. what a lovely way to get your items out. thank you!

  • Velvetmanna

    Velvetmanna said 9 years ago

    I loooooooove this feature! Y'all are awesome and your efforts show it. Did I mention how much I love this??? Holidays Blessings to all at Etsy :)

  • artlandish

    artlandish said 9 years ago

    Thanks - been wondering what this Circle stuff was about. Way to go, Kyle! Etsy just keeps gettin' better and better!

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections said 9 years ago

    Just checked out the activity feed- love how this makes the shopping experience more social. Great format too!

  • The5thHouse

    The5thHouse said 9 years ago

    Nice surprise this morning!thanks great idea!one question?If I decide I no longer want someone in my circle, how do I remove them?

  • stupidcats

    stupidcats said 9 years ago

    Just found the Activity Feed by accident, so came to the blog to find out more - great new feature, hurrah! Now to have a read and see what these circles are all about - sounds like fun, yay for Etsy! x

  • dolangeiman

    dolangeiman said 9 years ago

    Ditto! Thanks Etsy for working hard to roll out so many new helpful features.

  • mazedasastoat

    mazedasastoat said 9 years ago

    Oh please... leave the social networking to social networking sites & concentrate on what we pay fees for, which is to promote OUR items, not have links to a myriad of other shops on our pages. Seems to me it's a great way of encouraging prospective sellers to waste time window shopping, but not so good for serious sellers.

  • alterdesigns

    alterdesigns said 9 years ago

    I think this is a very cool feature. Just came across it by accident.Will have to read all the details..

  • alterdesigns

    alterdesigns said 9 years ago

    I think this is an interesting concept..saw it by accident. Cant wait to see how it works.

  • SuzanneMedrano

    SuzanneMedrano said 9 years ago

    All the better to see and be seen.

  • ButterflyFeetShop

    ButterflyFeetShop said 9 years ago

    Wow, could be fun!

  • henrystreet

    henrystreet said 9 years ago

    "mazedasastoat Oh please... leave the social networking to social networking sites & concentrate on what we pay fees for, which is to promote OUR items....." I agree completely.

  • PhotogenicGallery

    PhotogenicGallery said 9 years ago

    wow! i just found this and it seems pretty cool and a much simpler way to connect. thanks! off to explore...

  • AutumnLeavesJewelry

    AutumnLeavesJewelry said 9 years ago

    LOVE this!!!

  • bluejcrochet

    bluejcrochet said 9 years ago

    I LOVE♥LOVE♥LOVE THIS! This saves me the time of constantly checking each of my items and my shop for people who have favorited me or my items! I also love keeping up on the shops I love! THANK YOU FOR THIS AWESOME FEATURE! I see in the forums people constantly complaining about some of the enhancements, but seriously, I don't know how ANYONE could whine about this!

  • bonspielcreation

    bonspielcreation said 9 years ago

    Cool! I can't wait to re-open my shop on Friday and jump into it!

  • bonspielcreation

    bonspielcreation said 9 years ago

    Oh and by the way that overlapping circles fabric at the top there is brilliant.

  • cassidycay

    cassidycay said 9 years ago

    Cool! Love it!

  • sassandperil

    sassandperil said 9 years ago

    This is great! Thank you Etsy for staying ahead of the curve!

  • LilliansGarden

    LilliansGarden said 9 years ago

    Pretty neat :)

  • LatressOnTheMenjay

    LatressOnTheMenjay said 9 years ago

    Am lovin' the activity feeds so much, already! Thanks so much for creating helpful seller tools!

  • HappenstancePaper

    HappenstancePaper said 9 years ago

    Love the constant stream of new features! awesome way to keep up to date with your favs!

  • Artour

    Artour said 9 years ago

    So cool!:)

  • thePieceDeResistance

    thePieceDeResistance said 9 years ago

    What a great idea! I love the idea of getting closer to those I love on etsy! And come on guys... we all know: Etsy Family = Way better than Facebook Faux Friends! can't wait to connect with everyone, getting started riiiight now...

  • GlendaTheKnitWit

    GlendaTheKnitWit said 9 years ago

    Just when I was getting a little down about the seemingly lack of interest from others about my shop, I saw the activity feed and saw what sellers and shoppers liked about my shop. So I still have hope. Thanks Etsy. You really want us to be successful.

  • lindab142

    lindab142 said 9 years ago

    Found the activity feed by accident and will be exciting to add people to my circle, maybe team members, too. Thanks, Etsy technies!

  • JustScrapsNThings

    JustScrapsNThings said 9 years ago

    Sounds like a great idea, I will have fun exploring it!

  • takokids

    takokids said 9 years ago

    This is so interesting...thank you I'm going to try it out now!

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 9 years ago

    This is SO COOL!!!! Just discovered the activity feed and love it. Off to check out circles. YOU ROCK, ETSY!!!!

  • HarrietsHaven

    HarrietsHaven said 9 years ago

    I really like the activity feed. It's cool to see all the various activity all in one place. I have yet to investigate the circle thing, but it looks interesting, as well.

  • DeShawnMarie

    DeShawnMarie said 9 years ago

    Was absolutely loving these features and was joyfully adding to my circle...but then I apparently reached the max for my circle??? Why is there a limit to people we can have in our circle?

  • moonsongranch

    moonsongranch said 9 years ago

    It's an interesting concept... I look forward to using it and seeing it in action!!

  • floweringshrub

    floweringshrub said 9 years ago

    Loving Activity Feed and Circles....Divine!

  • TCaponePhoto

    TCaponePhoto said 9 years ago

    I love it! It already came in handy this morning when it popped up "new items" from those I had favorited a while back. Sometimes you get so busy you just don't get a chance to go through your list of favorite shops to see what's new and this was a perfect reminder! Thanks so much for the add! :) *tracey*

  • lefthandedgoth

    lefthandedgoth said 9 years ago

    What might be really helpful is if you put SOLD ORDERS up there instead of activity feed. I would dearly love to have that as a hot link instead of having to scroll down and dig it out of the side bar. Craftopolis has a much more useful interface for shop lovers and view/heart activity. I would like to be able to remove myself from other people's circles. I am a merchant, not someone's buddy. I would like it if people had to ask me if I wanted to belong to their circles. I would politely say "no thanks" to all of them. PLEASE stop Facebooking my Etsy. I hate all this new social networking stuff, except for Teams. I find it very unprofessional in this marketplace.

  • MsBittyKnacks

    MsBittyKnacks said 9 years ago

    This should be fun!

  • WatergirlStudio

    WatergirlStudio said 9 years ago

    I was exploring these features earlier and I love them! In fact, I'm loving many of the changes Etsy is making, especially "Copy". Thank you for thinking about us and making Etsy a friendlier place.

  • hoganfe

    hoganfe said 9 years ago

    This is great thanks!

  • ObeyMyBrain

    ObeyMyBrain said 9 years ago

    A lot of wasted space on the activity feed page. I would say it needs much smaller thumbnails so more of them will fit on the page. I don't need to see my own products splashed in my face when they get favorited. As it is even on a 24 in screen only 4 of the, what do you call them, notes? are visible at a time. Way too few.

  • ixela

    ixela said 9 years ago

    Great new feature!... but I have already reached the max for my circle too... and I have so many other friends here in Etsy that I would love to have in my circle!... isn't it possible to remove this limit or to increase this limit?... I reached it in just one hour!

  • KrystalCirca1984

    KrystalCirca1984 said 9 years ago

    Great Idea!

  • altonweekes

    altonweekes said 9 years ago

    That's so kewl.

  • tammnoony

    tammnoony said 9 years ago

    Etsy rocks! As usual!

  • graciana

    graciana said 9 years ago

    Awesome!

  • WithAllMyArt

    WithAllMyArt said 9 years ago

    I think I'm going to like this!

  • chikkie55

    chikkie55 said 9 years ago

    LOVE the Activity Feed!!! Thanks Etsy!

  • redwitch9

    redwitch9 said 9 years ago

    oh, yeah. Gonna' play.

  • visart

    visart said 9 years ago

    This is so great! I LOVE that feature!

  • LatressOnTheMenjay

    LatressOnTheMenjay said 9 years ago

    I love the level of inspiration and encouragement that comes from fellow Etsy-ers... and this tool really helps to highlight this for us! Thanks once more!

  • elpy

    elpy said 9 years ago

    This seems like another toy to distract us, during peak selling season, for the site's deficiencies. Will 'social shopping' work if the checkout system doesn't? I'm not sure I see the point of it.

  • nowonder

    nowonder said 9 years ago

    How exciting! Cool idea! I woke up to see I was added to circules - now I know what they are :)

  • poppycottage

    poppycottage said 9 years ago

    Love this feature!!! Thanks so much.

  • Gypsymoondesigns

    Gypsymoondesigns said 9 years ago

    Very cool!

  • atomicblue

    atomicblue said 9 years ago

    I don't really get it yet...maybe it's being 39 with a active 4 year old? Though I find I'm already in 9 circles. LOL. I'm a tastemaker.

  • PaganGypsy

    PaganGypsy said 9 years ago

    wow, I was surprised to say the least. Nice feature!!

  • KimTillyer

    KimTillyer said 9 years ago

    I LOVE this, I've found beautiful new shops already and whiled away even more time when I should have been working or shoveling snow!Hoping it brings a few more visitors my way! Thank you x

  • RuralMemories

    RuralMemories said 9 years ago

    Love the new Activity Feed. Great idea!

  • 14xbags

    14xbags said 9 years ago

    This is so cool! Cant wait to try it out!!!

  • lauraprill

    lauraprill said 9 years ago

    Loving this...

  • peonylovespink

    peonylovespink said 9 years ago

    I love using the activity feed! Helps me see what people like! Great idea!

  • inaluxe

    inaluxe said 9 years ago

    oh hey, that's us up there! thanks heaps etsy admin peeps! Looks pretty cool from here... looking forward to exploring it more, and having FUN with it! thank you for all the work that went into it... x (first morning coffee in hand - off to have a further explore)

  • bayousalvage

    bayousalvage said 9 years ago

    this is how i feel about the circles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHio-0Z7yKg bye and bye lord bye and bye

  • skysetter

    skysetter said 9 years ago

    YIPPIE!!! What an awesome tool! I noticed it this morning and find the is just the thing I have needed all along. Thank you etsy for giving us this very useful tool!

  • PuddingProof

    PuddingProof said 9 years ago

    THANK YOU, ADMINS!!!! Activity Feed is awesome, saves me having to click through items to see who's new to Favoriting my things!! Brilliant, you guys are geniuses!!! Thank you thank you thank you! Much love!

  • KylieKissedDesigns

    KylieKissedDesigns said 9 years ago

    I absolutely LOVE this new feature!!!! Super Fabluous and super-duper helpful!!!!! THANK YOU!!!

  • princessdoodlebeans

    princessdoodlebeans said 9 years ago

    These are amazing! Thanks so much for adding these features.

  • LilianEveDesigns

    LilianEveDesigns said 9 years ago

    so cool- I want to be able to see convos affiliated with purchases too- like if a buyer forgets to put notes to seller in the box and then convos me 10 times... hoping for more great things to come:)!!!

  • sammysgrammy

    sammysgrammy said 9 years ago

    what exquisite fun!

  • AllisonYHarrison

    AllisonYHarrison said 9 years ago

    love the circle and activity feeds. Nice!

  • ImagineThisAndThat

    ImagineThisAndThat said 9 years ago

    Love the Activity Feed. Great time saver. Thank you!

  • GlenShire

    GlenShire said 9 years ago

    I wish there was a way to opt out so I could just have a store. I already have a face book page. Maybe this is why the facebook and etsy doesn't work together anymore ?

  • gingerlittle

    gingerlittle said 9 years ago

    This is fabulous!!! I am so excited to use these features!

  • pinksnakejewelry

    pinksnakejewelry said 9 years ago

    Fantastic!!! This is SO COOL!!!! Thanks Etsy!!

  • tzburps

    tzburps said 9 years ago

    Awesome! Love it!

  • sofisticata

    sofisticata said 9 years ago

    Very Clever!! Love it :)

  • Alearea

    Alearea said 9 years ago

    Good way to stay in touch with friends, team members and customers. I like this idea.

  • pamelatang

    pamelatang said 9 years ago

    another great feature to etsy! thank you so much!! am loving this already!

  • DAINTYCROCHETBYALY

    DAINTYCROCHETBYALY said 9 years ago

    I am so happy fergus have a new hat and we got new feature to play with... Merry xmas!! :p

  • CarolsJewelryOrchard

    CarolsJewelryOrchard said 9 years ago

    Okay! I admit it! After being skeptical this morning, I decided that I really like it! Thanks, much! :)

  • LaceNSneakers

    LaceNSneakers said 9 years ago

    You must have some great brain-storming sessions. I love these new features!

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField said 9 years ago

    You never cease to amaze us all :0) Thanks!

  • IngridJones

    IngridJones said 9 years ago

    I was happy to see Activity Feed at the top of my page when checking my shop tonite..in theory, it should be the perfect answer to increasing visibility and helping me find and remember the great shops I'm always searching for. I look forward to seeing all the ways it's going to help me as a new etsian:) Thanks!

  • gnosy

    gnosy said 9 years ago

    yea i checked out circles and it is working pretty cool.i as a seller can see other artist like myself and or what type of intrest my costomers have that are simalar to my products.my circle has increased a maby 50-100 etsy customers in past few hours or however this works.peace

  • bwithu

    bwithu said 9 years ago

    This is awesome !I love these new idea!

  • Menuchachic

    Menuchachic said 9 years ago

    awesome! i hope it brings new business...

  • utary

    utary said 9 years ago

    I should start making my circle now...

  • sweetlittlefelt

    sweetlittlefelt said 9 years ago

    yay circles!

  • Earringopia

    Earringopia said 9 years ago

    I think the whole activity feed option is great and can see the potential for circles, etc. However, why in the world when featuring one of my sales in the activity feed would the address of my customer show up? Etsy & I promise my customers privacy, yet their address & first & last name are prominently featured. Sadly, I have turned the feature off now because my customer's privacy has been compromised. Please fix this asap.

  • justaspire

    justaspire said 9 years ago

    You are right....it gets lonely out there! This may really help. Going to give it a try as are some of my Team members.

  • PinetreePhotoArt

    PinetreePhotoArt said 9 years ago

    Great features - love um!

  • vmgceramics

    vmgceramics said 9 years ago

    Such an awesome idea-thanks!! :)

  • DuBuhDuDesigns

    DuBuhDuDesigns said 9 years ago

    Is there a way to turn off getting email notifications when being added to someone's circle? Just when I started to clear up all of my facebook emails now I'm getting Etsy ones..the circles are a nice idea but more clutter in my box is not.Please let us know what our options are for this~thanks!

  • BayMoonDesign

    BayMoonDesign said 9 years ago

    Etsy has made some nice additions in the past few weeks--thanks!

  • DuBuhDuDesigns

    DuBuhDuDesigns said 9 years ago

    Never mind! I found it..Thanks:) http://help.etsy.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/356

  • SylviaJanssen

    SylviaJanssen said 9 years ago

    Excellent!

  • islandshopgirl

    islandshopgirl said 9 years ago

    ooops! i accidentally added someone to my circle, how do i undo this?

  • whatthefunk

    whatthefunk said 9 years ago

    Awesome! Love it so much!!

  • nowvintage

    nowvintage said 9 years ago

    Wow these are great! I LOVE the activities thing!!!!!! :)

  • kathrynbowmanstudio

    kathrynbowmanstudio said 9 years ago

    You guys never stop making things better. Thanks!

  • klaradar

    klaradar said 9 years ago

    LOVE the activity feeds!Thanks!!!!

  • LaurieSarahDesigns

    LaurieSarahDesigns said 9 years ago

    This is AWESOME!!! It will really help me know what people are looking at! Thanks etsy

  • bluewater607

    bluewater607 said 9 years ago

    Love all the new features!!!

  • gleefulpeacock

    gleefulpeacock said 9 years ago

    Freaking fantabulous! Can't wait to grow my circle!

  • Morninglightglass

    Morninglightglass said 9 years ago

    How Fun!!! Can't wait to get started!!

  • rykasbeads

    rykasbeads said 9 years ago

    LOVE IT!!!And soooo convient!!!!

  • ilovewhatilove

    ilovewhatilove said 9 years ago

    thx!

  • spoonfulofmint

    spoonfulofmint said 9 years ago

    I love this! ♡

  • KellyEMarra

    KellyEMarra said 9 years ago

    Love Love Love it!!! It just keeps getting better & better! Thank you Etsy!

  • ara133photography

    ara133photography said 9 years ago

    Very cool!!

  • virginiawyoming

    virginiawyoming said 9 years ago

    The activity feed was a pleasant surprise. It makes life so much easier and more fun.

  • cinnamonwillis

    cinnamonwillis said 9 years ago

    I've noticed this feature the other day. what a great way to stay in the loop, thanks Admin team!

  • BoneLust

    BoneLust said 9 years ago

    I was very pleasantly surprised today to find emails in my inbox saying I was added to different Circles on here. I've often hoped there was a way to put a seller/buyer in a special group so that I didn't have to try to find them in my favorites. This is perfect! Also, living deep in the country I rely on my internet networking skills for most of my sales on and off of Etsy. So the more Etsy is like a social networking site the better for me! The activity feed is very useful! It is otherwise very tendious to go to every item and see who has faved it and constantly check who faved your shop and the new items in shops you've faved. Thank you Etsy, I applaud these new additions! <3

  • YarnTime

    YarnTime said 9 years ago

    What a great new feature! :)

  • studioahimsa

    studioahimsa said 9 years ago

    great idea to interact with other sellers and discover exciting new (to us) shops! :) Love it!

  • PlumroseLane

    PlumroseLane said 9 years ago

    Very sweet new features, thanks for all your work!

  • red2white

    red2white said 9 years ago

    This is nifty, I especially like the activity feed feature, about the circles I am not so sure, I feel a bit 'naked' and I guess it might become one of a competitor's tool as well. Time will tell.

  • bitiite

    bitiite said 9 years ago

    I noticed it before reading the update. When I just stumbled on the "activity feed" , my first thought was 'oh,this is just perfect, the only thing that I felt missing' . Thank you so much! It's great. (:

  • WickedWaifVintage

    WickedWaifVintage said 9 years ago

    Love it!

  • catwalk

    catwalk said 9 years ago

    I love the new feed! It has made me even more addicted to Etsy!

  • dustandrust

    dustandrust said 9 years ago

    Noticed it right away. Love it, so far. Thanks!

  • Baymut

    Baymut said 9 years ago

    Thank you, so many new device on Etsy! Great job!

  • momgen

    momgen said 9 years ago

    I like it...

  • talesofcamelot

    talesofcamelot said 9 years ago

    I must check this out. Thanks.

  • Diannasdiapercakes

    Diannasdiapercakes said 9 years ago

    I love the Activity Feed it is definately a feature I will use.

  • Countrymouse923

    Countrymouse923 said 9 years ago

    Love this idea! Thanks so much for inventing it~

  • MelissaCaronJeweller

    MelissaCaronJeweller said 9 years ago

    Fantastic! I am really looking forward to exploring new circles!

  • tapestryoflife

    tapestryoflife said 9 years ago

    I have been using the Activity Feed the last couple of days and love it!! Thanks!

  • PPalette

    PPalette said 9 years ago

    great!

  • AdeloCreations

    AdeloCreations said 9 years ago

    i am quite new to ETSY but i already see constant evolution!I have already created my small circle :P and it s fun!

  • AgainGoods

    AgainGoods said 9 years ago

    Just found the Activity Feed today and am already loving it! I'll give Circles a try too.

  • RhondasOriginals

    RhondasOriginals said 9 years ago

    Can't wait to try it!

  • StrictlyVintage

    StrictlyVintage said 9 years ago

    I love the activity feed! This way I know can see what items my customers and others are drawn to and can adjust my inventory accordinly!

  • creatocrat

    creatocrat said 9 years ago

    LOVE the Activity Feed. Awesome.

  • BlueMistAtelier

    BlueMistAtelier said 9 years ago

    What a great idea ! Thanks !

  • LacyTreasures

    LacyTreasures said 9 years ago

    Sounds fun, but hoping customers' privacy is kept private. Will give it a try. Please refine searching even more... need tatting category rather than just crochet and knitting.

  • littlebitsnthings

    littlebitsnthings said 9 years ago

    I stumbled upon my activity feed by accident the other day and was thrilled about the great new feature, then today, I found the circle function and got busy adding people. I finally got the name of the shop a friend had been telling me about but never got around to sending over to me, because she added it to her favorites and she's now in my circle. Thanks Etsy!

  • bindingbee

    bindingbee said 9 years ago

    This is awesome! I was just chatting with a fellow etsy seller today and we were both so excited about this new feature. She was just explaining how she used to keep track of these things but it took a lot of work. Now it is just right there and super easy. THANKS!!

  • VintageStarrBeads

    VintageStarrBeads said 9 years ago

    I Love this activity feed, It is so easy to see who is interested in what and The vacuum has lifted. Fabulous and not time consuming, right there in the palm of my hand. I've been lapping it up all day, I just discovered it! The best feature! Thank you all for the incredible user friendly site that you have created! I love Etsy!!!!-Rachelle Starr

  • WhirlGirlGlass

    WhirlGirlGlass said 9 years ago

    Thanks Etsy seems to get even better every week! Thanks guys for always adding improvemts to an already awsome site!

  • mariaswatercolor

    mariaswatercolor said 9 years ago

    Am looking forward to using the activity feed, quick way to see who is visiting your shop, thanks.

  • AlphaDogPhoto

    AlphaDogPhoto said 9 years ago

    I've been watching my Activity Feed and find it to be an awesome tool! Thanks for the constant improvements.

  • ATOB

    ATOB said 9 years ago

    I LOVE the new Activity Feed. I don't have home Internet yet, so to add a new product I have to go to the library, but for day to day mantinence, I can use my phone. However, I can't check if anyone hearts my designs (my phone is not compatible with that feature). Now, I can easily check who hearts my products! This makes it SO much easier!

  • good4you

    good4you said 9 years ago

    I love this idea! I feel it's the new phase of ETSY! Bet it will make everyone more succesful! <3 <3

  • VasePlace

    VasePlace said 9 years ago

    I found this last night by accident and was initially impressed. Then I added someone to my circle. They in turn had added gads of peeps to their circle thus filling up my activity feed with all of THEIR choices. Don't think I like this. Tried to take them out of my circle and no can do (at least not as far as I can tell. If anyone can tell me how to "uncircle" someone.....

  • looploft

    looploft said 9 years ago

    LUVS IT!!!!! keeps getting better + better :)

  • AliciasStones

    AliciasStones said 9 years ago

    Loving this new feature!

  • gracefuldesignscards

    gracefuldesignscards said 9 years ago

    I just discovered this today before reading this article! I love being able to look at my activity at a glance and view those who have hearted my shop and items within My Etsy.

  • dandeliondaydreamer

    dandeliondaydreamer said 9 years ago

    I am loving the activity feed! It's like surfing a wave of like minded loveliness! GREAT invention :)

  • hennyseashell

    hennyseashell said 9 years ago

    Awesome tool! Thank you for make it happened :)

  • desertsoapstone

    desertsoapstone said 9 years ago

    Very helpful feature. Thank you for thinking up better and better ways to communicate and sell.

  • DetailsBeyondDesign

    DetailsBeyondDesign said 9 years ago

    Love it!

  • zelmarose

    zelmarose said 9 years ago

    The activity feed feature is wonderful!! Thanks so much! Can't wait to try out the new circle feature.

  • Melony

    Melony said 9 years ago

    The Activity Feed is the first little Etsy doodad I truly have understood immediately and loved immediately! Woo hoo!

  • SplendiferousFiber

    SplendiferousFiber said 9 years ago

    I can already see where it would be useful to be able to have several circles, like you can make different friend lists on Facebook. For example, I could have an etsyFAST circle, a Handmade Louisiana circle, and maybe a larger one that encompasses both those plus others as well. Same idea as Venn diagrams, perhaps.

  • smoothpebble

    smoothpebble said 9 years ago

    i love both of these new features. way to go team etsy!

  • MoontsyAndFloontsy

    MoontsyAndFloontsy said 9 years ago

    I absolutely love these new features! Thank you so much!!

  • EagleBeachJewels

    EagleBeachJewels said 9 years ago

    I am quite new to etsy and this looks very good...thanks!

  • SoapGarden

    SoapGarden said 9 years ago

    Love,love, love the Activity Feed! Can't wait to try Circles. Thank you Etsy!!

  • Aimeshad

    Aimeshad said 9 years ago

    Right on, more action between us all is good. I understand however that the address & name of customers comes up, published on the activity feed. Yikes! I would not like that if I were a customer. What do you all think regarding this (glitch)? Awkward... Cool, Thanks!

  • FruitsOFtheBLooM

    FruitsOFtheBLooM said 9 years ago

    I'm all about the circles. Few more gadgets like this and I may become an official hermit. Awesome.

  • bumblebooHandmades

    bumblebooHandmades said 9 years ago

    Personally I love this new feature. :D

  • LizabethDezigns

    LizabethDezigns said 9 years ago

    Love the activity feed - all of that information so easy to find! Can't wait to try Circles.

  • ginandrummy

    ginandrummy said 9 years ago

    I noticed the new Activity Link yesterday and I am very very excited about it! Occasionally (i suspect) some of my shop items wind up in treasuries that i never find out about (a sudden spike in hits)... Now i will be able to trace this and properly thank people.

  • LucillesAttic

    LucillesAttic said 9 years ago

    I absolutely love the activity feed!! Thanks for adding this. I especially love being able to see when someone has included an item of mine to their treasury and what items people are viewing most often! Thanks for this!

  • HartzSilk

    HartzSilk said 9 years ago

    I clicked on the Activity Feed yesterday and was surprised to see people I didn't even know had added me to their favorites. I love this feature. Thanks.

  • Jewelry4Change

    Jewelry4Change said 9 years ago

    I had seen "circle" and wondered about it... thanks for the explanation! I off to try it out now.

  • Jewelry4Change

    Jewelry4Change said 9 years ago

    Oops... I was so anxious to try out the circle that I didn't proofread my comment... I was trying to say, "I'm OFF..." Ok, now I really off. haha

  • marypearlsvintage

    marypearlsvintage said 9 years ago

    activity feed is great, love it!!

  • katylunsford

    katylunsford said 9 years ago

    I look forward to trying this - thanks!

  • LaCageDoree

    LaCageDoree said 9 years ago

    Love it!

  • zelzee

    zelzee said 9 years ago

    Very exciting!

  • RetroHeaven

    RetroHeaven said 9 years ago

    so much fun!

  • TheFlamingPearl

    TheFlamingPearl said 9 years ago

    i like it!

  • DestashWalrus

    DestashWalrus said 9 years ago

    fabulous! you etsy peeps are amazing with all of the fun things you think of to keep us absolutely busy all day long!

  • brendastreasures

    brendastreasures said 9 years ago

    This is great. I wondered what the changes were.!

  • LiliansTreasure

    LiliansTreasure said 9 years ago

    This is a very exciting new feature..:) is anyone know , is it ok if I add someone who mark my item as their favorite to my circle? thanks ..:)

  • ForsythiaHill

    ForsythiaHill said 9 years ago

    Thought I had missed the activity feed feature some how for a month --- am glad I'm not going crazy and it's NEW --- LOVE IT LOVE IT !!!! the circles are cool -- !

  • Texasleatherbydt

    Texasleatherbydt said 9 years ago

    I think this is a great idea!

  • ZanyZebraDesigns

    ZanyZebraDesigns said 9 years ago

    I love to see what great ideas Etsy comes up with next! If only you could find a way to add more hours to my day...

  • polkyanddot

    polkyanddot said 9 years ago

    Thanks guys! great idea, I'm just a newby to etsy, but I've had great fun. Gotta love that activity feed!

  • rusticpatriotgirl

    rusticpatriotgirl said 9 years ago

    Seriously, I love this. Alot. I've been using it and it is fabulous a whole new world. It adds fun.

  • tdivadesigns

    tdivadesigns said 9 years ago

    It looks pretty cool!

  • MontanaRedSkyDesigns

    MontanaRedSkyDesigns said 9 years ago

    This is awesome !! Looking forward to trying !

  • glasslionstudio

    glasslionstudio said 9 years ago

    Every day I see more and more talent here on Etsy. Thanks for giving us just one more way to do it! Our community is growing!

  • SallyManke

    SallyManke said 9 years ago

    After only two weeks as an Etsy seller, I'm amazed at the support and assistance available to newbies and veterans. Many thanks!

  • FreshRetroGallery

    FreshRetroGallery said 9 years ago

    Encouraging to capture activity at a glance and makes it easy to mark invoice shipped. Thanks.

  • BlindTigerFlasks

    BlindTigerFlasks said 9 years ago

    Love love love the new Activity Feed option!! Cheers All!!

  • SnuggliMumCreations

    SnuggliMumCreations said 9 years ago

    Fantastic!!! Thankyou Etsy!

  • TheWoodenAttic

    TheWoodenAttic said 9 years ago

    Another great idea from the etsy team! Keep it up folks.

  • InspirationalThings

    InspirationalThings said 9 years ago

    The activity feed is great. Here I was feeling sad that I haven't made any sales this Christmas when I discovered the activity feed and found out that people are actually looking at my items! Thanks again for this great feature. Here's hoping it will lead to a sale!

  • springflowerchild

    springflowerchild said 9 years ago

    What a great idea. Adding a social networking dynamic to Etsy.

  • DreamspiritCreations

    DreamspiritCreations said 9 years ago

    This is a great idea! I can see at a glance what's going on and it's a real time-saver! Thanks so much! Super fantastic!

  • todidesign

    todidesign said 9 years ago

    this is fantastic! thank you Etsy!

  • bilot

    bilot said 9 years ago

    A loving the activity feed. One quick overview of what has happened when i wasn't around.. Thanks!

  • LuzAmigurumiPatterns

    LuzAmigurumiPatterns said 9 years ago

    Great stuff for new people like me! many thanks!

  • irrena

    irrena said 9 years ago

    guys, i was truly missing activity feed. LOVE IT to the bytes!!! :) (circles are cool too, btw...)

  • KooKooCraft

    KooKooCraft said 9 years ago

    I just love the activity feed and I must try the Circle, it sounds like a great idea!

  • sheaclay

    sheaclay said 9 years ago

    Love it. A great way to be found in the Etsy cosmos.

  • karaskraftykreations

    karaskraftykreations said 9 years ago

    Pretty SWEET!!! :) Thanks Etsy!

  • Springwaterdesigns

    Springwaterdesigns said 9 years ago

    Anything that helps us make connections is a good thing! I look forward to using this, thanks!

  • FireandIceCreations

    FireandIceCreations said 9 years ago

    Thanks! Handy tool to have saves my time. YAY!

  • CometWreckage

    CometWreckage said 9 years ago

    So totally cool!

  • LongLeafSoaps

    LongLeafSoaps said 9 years ago

    Love the Activity Feed feature!!! A little leery of the Circles feature after reading all the other posts...

  • Wildolivewood

    Wildolivewood said 9 years ago

    Looks good,let's try and see what happens.

  • ArtfullyCharming

    ArtfullyCharming said 9 years ago

    Love the Feeds!!! Thanks!

  • TomChikGirl

    TomChikGirl said 9 years ago

    Great idea! I have been wondering what that button did...

  • ByDan

    ByDan said 9 years ago

    Thanks for adding these features! Great idea!

  • paulajeansgarden

    paulajeansgarden said 9 years ago

    I love how Etsy always keeps things fresh and fun! Love this feature.

  • SweetBohemianLife

    SweetBohemianLife said 9 years ago

    O wonderful to be in the circle! Thank you.

  • beadsbymiyuki

    beadsbymiyuki said 9 years ago

    Great idea! I found it accidentally this morning!

  • penyadesignshop2

    penyadesignshop2 said 9 years ago

    i love the new feature!!! thank you so much!!

  • luzrivera

    luzrivera said 9 years ago

    thank you so much!!! that its a great new tool for us n.n

  • GemdropsoftheFalls

    GemdropsoftheFalls said 9 years ago

    LOVE this circle idea. It makes it so easy to follow what my daughters like so I can surprise them with their favorite items on Etsy! Great idea Etsy. Thanks!

  • AlissaRose

    AlissaRose said 9 years ago

    I thought this was new! I found it on my page before seeing it in my email. Now I don't have to go over to craftcult as often... I love it! Thanks etsy!!!

  • ButlerPottery

    ButlerPottery said 9 years ago

    The activity feed is so much easier to see how our shop is doing Thank you.

  • pigglyandpebbles

    pigglyandpebbles said 9 years ago

    love it! this is fun:)

  • luvs2paint

    luvs2paint said 9 years ago

    Sounds wonderful and now I know how to add people to my circle that I see in other friends circles.

  • DLjewelrybydesign

    DLjewelrybydesign said 9 years ago

    This looks very interesting.

  • TwinTreeCrafts

    TwinTreeCrafts said 9 years ago

    I love the activity feed! It's so nice to be able to see when someone hearts your shop and the different items that are being listed by people you heart. Another great idea Etsy!

  • gretchenmist

    gretchenmist said 9 years ago

    brilliant!

  • thechicpea

    thechicpea said 9 years ago

    THANK YOU, DEAR ETSY!!!! i've been waiting for something like this! it will make keeping track of all the shops i love so much easier and less time consuming! hooray hooray hooray!!!

  • LizsWares

    LizsWares said 9 years ago

    I noticed these features before reading this post, and I have to say I really like the activity feed! Going to try out the circle soon.

  • PureCeramics

    PureCeramics said 9 years ago

    thank you so much. it is a great tool :)

  • SpackleTheGap

    SpackleTheGap said 9 years ago

    So exciting.....great networking tool! Im already addicted!

  • maijafashion

    maijafashion said 9 years ago

    I am really happy what's happening in Etsy. Amezing new tools and opportunities! Activity feed really saves my time and ispires on new actions. Great! Thank you!

  • BooBooArtLLC

    BooBooArtLLC said 9 years ago

    Circle me! Love it!

  • wrapcycle

    wrapcycle said 9 years ago

    I was intrigued when I opened etsy a few days ago and saw the activity feed. Clicking on it to see what it was about, I fell in love and immediately had to tweet it. I haven't tried the circle yet but I'm still madly in love with the activity feed. Thanks for doing this!

  • LillyPearll

    LillyPearll said 9 years ago

    It's so exciting to look at the activity feed. I'm going to try the circle to expand my little world here in the deep south. Thanks so very much.

  • BopshisTreasures

    BopshisTreasures said 9 years ago

    Hi I am new to all this!! Saw the activity feed, wondering what is this? Oh my, hope I don't get into something I cann't get out of!!! Click,and Wow !!! How unique,wonderful,enjoyable and exciting is this? Amezing, I am at awe and very greatful. Thanks

  • srajab1

    srajab1 said 9 years ago

    I seriously love the new activity feed. It makes finding out if you are in a treasury SOOOO much easier + quicker! Thanks!!

  • AlphabetCityStudio

    AlphabetCityStudio said 9 years ago

    Sweet! Love the new "Activity Feed" and gonna start playing with my "Circle" now.

  • Prittyfy

    Prittyfy said 9 years ago

    Love it! Bravo!

  • lavishcraft

    lavishcraft said 9 years ago

    The activity feeds and circles are a great addition to the already great experience here at Etsy. I always liked to keep up on what the other creators that inspired me were adding to their shops and this makes it so easy, just a click! Seeing the newest listings of those who's work inspires me with one step instead of flipping back through my faves one by one and hoping for new stuff. It was already fun to be able to hit an item you liked see who else liked it and then go to their sites and faves, see who liked that and so on --like a vast jungle but fun, NOW there is a PATH through that same jungle and finding the greatest little treasures has gotten a lot easier. Thank you for this. --And to the few commentors who say "leave the social networking to the social networks" ..don't be spoil sports most folks love this and YOU CAN turn it off, you dont have to use the feature or get notices of being added to someone elses circle.

  • liveclay

    liveclay said 9 years ago

    I'm so glad I read this article--I was getting circled and I couldn't figure out how to circle back. Thanks Etsy!

  • thunderrose

    thunderrose said 9 years ago

    Good idea. I'm gonna check it out.

  • ekohaus

    ekohaus said 9 years ago

    Very practical :) You can clearly see who likes you. And do not forget what you love most. It's great:) Thanks Etsy!

  • ARTinVENICE

    ARTinVENICE said 9 years ago

    I DESPERATELY LOVE ETSYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;-)

  • ByCoco

    ByCoco said 9 years ago

    Great idea!

  • ByCoco

    ByCoco said 9 years ago

    Great idea! Thanks Kyle and everyone involved!

  • nezoshop

    nezoshop said 9 years ago

    Love it!

  • LRStudio

    LRStudio said 9 years ago

    Love it Great job

  • StemDesigns

    StemDesigns said 9 years ago

    I love that everything is pretty much in one place..treasury, hearts, etc.. Great idea!

  • susansunshine

    susansunshine said 9 years ago

    I'm seriously addicted to Etsy, and I'm new so this is great!

  • treehouseherbs

    treehouseherbs said 9 years ago

    LOVE it! Thanks a bunch :)

  • EmilyWiserJewelry

    EmilyWiserJewelry said 9 years ago

    Circle me happy.

  • 3mtwoodcarver

    3mtwoodcarver said 9 years ago

    It's GREAT,as a new user of ETSY ,I can see at glance who's been on my site,just have figure circles

  • thumbelinapaint

    thumbelinapaint said 9 years ago

    This is so great! Who'd of thunk that etsy could get even better?! Awesome!

  • FouPatou

    FouPatou said 9 years ago

    Absolutely love it!!! Ya know...Etsy is def getting to be a lot more fun and interesting! By the way i also love how you can copy or edit etc your store pages.

  • bellta

    bellta said 9 years ago

    oh!!! Good idea

  • bellta

    bellta said 9 years ago

    oh !!! Good idea

  • myliltees

    myliltees said 9 years ago

    The activity Feed is awesome! Haven't tried the circle yet.

  • OurTouch

    OurTouch said 9 years ago

    Great idea! Thank You:)

  • patradashary

    patradashary said 9 years ago

    Love this! Will make a big difference in my shop! THANKS!!

  • NIGOSDESIGN

    NIGOSDESIGN said 9 years ago

    Great idea

  • rusticcarvings

    rusticcarvings said 9 years ago

    Love this - it's great to be able to see who is liking what.... :)

  • ElizabethMD

    ElizabethMD said 9 years ago

    WOW what a fantastic idea........I'm trying it out now!

  • VintageParisMarket

    VintageParisMarket said 9 years ago

    Love the Activity feed.

  • HerCutenessBowtique

    HerCutenessBowtique said 9 years ago

    I love the activity feed! It's really helpful! Haven't tried circles yet...I should though!

  • Illusio

    Illusio said 9 years ago

    Love the activity feed. Has enabled me to find a lot of new talent. Cheers..

  • RightAsRainCreations

    RightAsRainCreations said 9 years ago

    I love the activity feed and circle feature - I've noticed an increase in views in my shop since that went live! :) I've discovered new shops too!

  • folkartwoodcarving

    folkartwoodcarving said 9 years ago

    Fantastic work. Thank you.

  • NannyGrans

    NannyGrans said 9 years ago

    Love it, love it, love it.

  • Eyyad

    Eyyad said 9 years ago

    add me !!

  • PippiHepburn

    PippiHepburn said 9 years ago

    I love this activity feed! It sends more views to your shop and also gets you more connected to other Etsians. Thank you, Etsy Team!

  • funretro

    funretro said 9 years ago

    activity feed and circles are HIGHLY addictive which means I love them both :)

  • ethanollie

    ethanollie said 9 years ago

    i could take it or leave it. i like simple, and this, to me is another distraction. i think 'favorites' was enough, as i don't feel like i need to know when a shop owner i like adds something to her faves. i could see how a buyer-only might like this social networking aspect, but as a busy seller, it's just to much. i would much rather have seen fundamentals (like a ship calculator) created instead.

  • ethanollie

    ethanollie said 9 years ago

    i should edit to say that i do appreciate when i click off of the circle feature and only use the 'my shop' feature to streamline activity within my shop. didn't mean to sound so curmudgeonly :)

  • rebeccasaix

    rebeccasaix said 9 years ago

    I find the activity feed useful and can't wait to get started on my circle now that I know what it is. To Ethanollie I understand your point of view but you don't have to click on activity - resist.

  • DachaStudio

    DachaStudio said 9 years ago

    I will see how it works. I am new here, so it is good informative article for me.

  • RiverWolfeJewelry

    RiverWolfeJewelry said 9 years ago

    best marketing tool so far, easy access to much needed info, thank you ETSY team ;0)

  • ElephantBeads

    ElephantBeads said 9 years ago

    I've enjoyed it so far. It's helpful seeing at a glance who has "favorited" my shop or a particular item, and what their other favorites are. Also means I don't have to keep going out to Treasury to see if anyone has included me lately. I also like that I can unclick the extraneous stuff if I want, and only see the activities that directly relate to my and my shop.

  • LifenReflection

    LifenReflection said 9 years ago

    The best way to browse, market, inspire, and grow your business yet!

  • jansbeads

    jansbeads said 9 years ago

    I am liking it. It really helps to give you an idea of what your customers are looking at and wanting. And I get to meet other etsy sellers I would not have found otherwise by them finding me. Great addition to my shops.

  • InnovativeStoneArt

    InnovativeStoneArt said 9 years ago

    This looks like it has a lot of potential. Glad to see Etsy keeps getting better.

  • retroreclaim

    retroreclaim said 9 years ago

    I am using these features, they are amazing and really help to keep track of who's interested in your items/store. I have been offering coupons to new "hearted" items.

  • LoneMountainPhoenix

    LoneMountainPhoenix said 9 years ago

    In the 3 months since I opened my store on Etsy I have noticed a few things I really wanted added to the website for ease of operations. It's as if the developers read my mind. I love the new copy option for listing, and the circle is a wonderful tool for staying in the loop! Thanks a million, Heather LoneMountainPhoenix

  • mlmxoxo

    mlmxoxo said 9 years ago

    Whoever came up with the idea for the activity feed is a genius - everything in one place! I'm hoping it will put an end to the time-consuming task of convoing people whose items I've included in a treasury. Finally, something addictive (besides chocoloate) that's good for people. thank you, Mary Louise

  • OriginalsbyLauren

    OriginalsbyLauren said 9 years ago

    I love the circles, thank you ! I have clicked on so many items that showed up on my feed that I would have never seen

  • treasureagain

    treasureagain said 9 years ago

    The Etsy support team just keeps coming up with more and more helpful tools! Thank you! I don't understand how anyone can complain about the feature, since if they don't like it, they don't have to use it. Me, I LOVE it! I LIKE everything about it. THANK YOU! keep up the GREAT work!

  • OnTheRoadVintage

    OnTheRoadVintage said 9 years ago

    Love it!

  • Level9

    Level9 said 9 years ago

    pretty cool!

  • eeksten

    eeksten said 9 years ago

    This is a late reply, but I just wanted to say I absolutely love these new features! Making etsy more social was a great way to go. It increases visibility for sellers and helps buyers find new, cool things from their favorite sellers. Thank you SO MUCH, Etsy!

  • Leporis

    Leporis said 9 years ago

    I am going to add my friends to my circle right now. Thanks!

  • bloomsburygroup

    bloomsburygroup said 9 years ago

    Sounds interesting! I'll give it a try! Thank-you for developing another great idea!

  • SallysJewelsandgems

    SallysJewelsandgems said 9 years ago

    I love the activity feed!

  • EndlessAlley

    EndlessAlley said 9 years ago

    I love the activity feed and although a buyer has added me to her circle and I have added another seller to mine I don't really understand the benefits of the Circle. Do I also add buyers to my circle???? I must be missing something as I read through all of this. Help!

  • pertyfultings

    pertyfultings said 9 years ago

    My favorites are private, and I noticed that if someone decides to add me to their circle, they can see my favorites. I'm not sure if I like that. I have my favorites private for a reason.....

  • lcgal

    lcgal said 9 years ago

    My only complaint is that your circle size is limited to 1080 shops. I've recently tried adding to my circle only to receive a message saying I've reached my circle limit. Why put a limit on the size of a circle? I suppose I could "un-circle" some, but that seems rude.

  • ClydeKellerPhoto

    ClydeKellerPhoto said 9 years ago

    Yes, the 1080 circle limitation came as a complete surprise. Etsy should provide advance warnings of a total numbers cap so that all of us could more fully pace ourselves. I agree with member lcgal that the net result of this unstated policy has caused unforseen trouble and such a cap limitation will to continue to frustrate users. I believe we are all trying to make the best use of this new feature-- and since I have reached the 1080 cap limitation I will not be able to fully participate (through my teams) in the future. The dilemma is that I will have to"un-circle friends if I am to continue. Those friends can only become angry, confused and frustrated. This is the first real disappointment I have experienced with Etsy. I encourage them to change their policy before too much damage transpires.

  • ClydeKellerPhoto

    ClydeKellerPhoto said 9 years ago

    Dear Etsy, I just discovered that there is apparently a cap on the number of circles available to us. I would like to address this issue. The circle limitation came as a complete surprise with no advance warning. I believe we are all trying to make the best use of this new feature-- and since I have reached the 1080 cap limitation I will not be able to fully participate (through my teams) in the future. The dilemma is compounded in that I will forced to "un-circle” friends if I am to continue. Those friends can only become angry, confused and frustrated. One question many of us are wondering about is whether there is a technical need to limit the number of circles. If not then this is a great feature with unlimited opportunties to make Etsy an even greater experience. I have found that the Circles feature allows people who do not have as much experience to gain exposure, advance and learn at a faster pace. By asking us to choose fewer people in our circles we head down a road limiting the positive aspects of the Etsy experience, This is a path I am certain will have negative consequences. At the very least it would be helpful to have a declining numbers tally available at any time. I encourage you to reexamine this policy before too much damage or havoc transpires. Sincerely, Clyde Keller clydekellerphoto 541-388-3058

  • JoyFilledWeddings

    JoyFilledWeddings said 9 years ago

    I fully agree with the prior post of ClydeKellerPhoto - Please lift the limits. Sincerely, Adriana - joyfilledweddings

  • AllSoCute

    AllSoCute said 9 years ago

    I love circles and activity feed. Please lift the limits :) Warmest regards, Seren ♥

  • JennasRedRhino

    JennasRedRhino said 9 years ago

    I have noticed that the Circles are a really good way to learn about products that are available from Etsy sellers. Many times I've noticed the same item added again and again to everyone's Favorites. This is great, because it increases exposure for my product, but I'm starting to wonder if we will start to develop more homogeneity as a result.

  • JennasRedRhino

    JennasRedRhino said 9 years ago

    I have noticed that the Circles are a really good way to learn about products that are available from Etsy sellers. Many times I've noticed the same item added again and again to everyone's Favorites. This is great, because it increases exposure for my product, but I'm starting to wonder if we will start to develop more homogeneity as a result.

  • bonobono79

    bonobono79 said 9 years ago

    So cool idea! I am going to add to someone!

  • earnestefforts

    earnestefforts said 9 years ago

    Circles absolutely broaden our horizons! Thanks for sharing.

  • backcreekclay

    backcreekclay said 9 years ago

    I have found some really cool items in the favorites in my circle. Things I would not have even thought about! Love it!

  • art4ear

    art4ear said 9 years ago

    I've been enjoying looking and learning from others, through the circle.

  • Papeeyay

    Papeeyay said 9 years ago

    My circle is expanding. Joy, joy!

  • RescuedRemnants

    RescuedRemnants said 9 years ago

    Great info. Love this additional networking opportunity.

  • DinoCreator

    DinoCreator said 9 years ago

    I really love this feature but been almost 5 days it's not letting me add anyone to my circle any more, the note pops up "darn you can't add so and so to your circle", so not sure why it's happening, would love to solve this problem soon though!! thanks

  • technologiclee

    technologiclee said 9 years ago

    Good job Etsy.

  • Arthausweb

    Arthausweb said 9 years ago

    Very, very inspiring from a design point of view and development of images or products I wish to make. Thanks

  • BocadeJewelry

    BocadeJewelry said 9 years ago

    Thanks for the info. I will now begin my circle!!!

  • Mettlle

    Mettlle said 9 years ago

    pretty cool

  • NiChaPoN

    NiChaPoN said 9 years ago

    thank for sharing

  • HideaHeart

    HideaHeart said 9 years ago

    There used to be an 'activity feed' link on my page, but it's MIA?

  • HideaHeart

    HideaHeart said 9 years ago

    There used to be an 'activity feed' link on my page, but it's MIA?

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