Connecting you with your watchers.
The Watch Feed creates a sequential stream of activity from your watchlist, including deviations, Journals, Collections, Status Updates, Polls, Forum threads and Critiques. Status Updates let people share quick updates about what they’re working on or what inspires them. Find an awesome deviation? Share it in your Status Update.
As we designed our upcoming Mobile app, we understood the need to build something streamlined and direct to deliver what you want to watch. The Watch Feed was built for smartphones and tablets. While we love the robust tools available in the Message Center — and they’re not going away — the Message Center is not an environment that works well on mobile.
The Watch Feed and Status Updates let you connect with your watchers in ways not previously possible. In the Watch Feed, deviants can easily interact and comment on artwork and content shared by your watchers.
"With Status Updates, I am closer to the people I watch, which I feel adds a deeper sense of appreciation for their artwork. It's nice to know who is behind such incredible work!" —CrypticGrin
The Watch Feed also includes Status Updates — a new way to easily communicate with your watchers. Status Updates are a great way to share quick updates. Give the world an insider’s peek at a work-in-progress or let your fans know you’ll be livestreaming a drawing soon. Share the work of an artist who inspires you, talk about current events, or start up a conversation that could reach new audiences!
“I've been wanting an easier way to notify my watchers of things. This makes it easier with the Status Updates, instead of having to make an entire Poll or a Journal for a small issue or update.” —TheWickedBeast
Using the “share” button, you can easily redistribute interesting content or Status Updates to your watchers. Using Status Updates and the “share” feature, trends, news, and art will spread through the community like never before.
If an item is removed from your Message Center, it will also be removed from your Watch Feed. You can customize what appears in your Watch Feed by editing your Manage Friends settings for specific deviants. (These settings apply to both the Watch Feed and the Message Center.)
Heidi. Female. American. Tall. Sarcastic. Athletic. Bossy. Financial enthusiast. Olympics lover. TV/fandom fanatic. |
I've been fortunate to be involved with deviantART from day one and have held a variety of positions over the past thirteen years. Today, I'm deviantART's Vice President of Marketing.
I graduated college with a Journalism major and Political Science minor, and enjoy all aspects of news and politics. I can often be found watching Fox News, CNN, or CNBC during the wee hours of the morning.
When I'm not working, my hobbies include playing and watching almost all sports (basketball, softball/baseball, volleyball, football, tennis, etc.), traveling, geocaching, investing, and trying to be as funny as humanly possible. When it's time to relax, I'll turn on the television or read a book.
I also used to run GilmoreGirls.org, which was pretty epic during its heyday.
Current Residence: Earth
Favourite genre of music: Christmas songs, jams from the 80s
Favourite style of art: Pixel art, photography, fan art
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: iTunes
Shell of choice: Lobster, shrimp, clams
Favourite cartoon character: Bobby's World, DuckTales, Bionic Six
Personal Quote: I'm not stubborn, I just refuse to settle.
For her outstanding work with deviantART, Heidi is presented with the illustrious Bolt Award for 2008. Heidi is the embodiment of community spirit, dedication, and drive that makes deviantART what it is today. Her positive attitude and inspiring personality has been an influence on the formation of the site since the very beginning, and without her, deviantART would be a much duller and less magical place.
-awarded July 2008