This week, etsy announced that they would be introducing an "Activity Stream" feature to everyones page. They billed it as a "social interaction feature" to use while on the etsy site.
I have to admit, my first reaction went something like this:
"Uggghhhhhh! MORE social networking?? As if Facebook, Blogger, Twitter, and Myspace aren't enough? How can I keep up with one more thing??"
And then I checked it out.
I love it.
It shows you when someone adds your shop to their favorites, it shows you when someone adds a specific item to their favorites, it shows when someone features your items in a treasury, it shows all of your sales transactions and convos... and I haven't even scratched the surface of the "Circles" feature.
You can find it above the "Buy" tab:
So, from one huge skeptic to another, I say- it's totally worth checking out. If nothing else, it seems to be a great tool for keeping track of the traffic in and out of your store, which is ALWAYS good info to have!
Ok etsy, pat on the back... again! ;)