Telligent Enterprise 4.5 gives you new Notifications when someone likes your content, your status message, or your comment. You can view these notifications in your Notification Queue or in Live Alerts in this release.
The Telligent Enterprise 4.x like social service enables social engagement with content both inside and outside your community and contributes to reputation information.
In release 4.1, Telligent added the capabilities to view a full list of likers on posts and comments.
The modularized like social service encourages social engagement by enabling community members to interact with community content or activity messages by liking them. The service APIs allow developers to use liking data and perform liking functions in third-party applications.
The like service is is part of the core functionality of this release.
Liking promotes content quality and ranking. It allows you to both promote your organization's content and have your content promoted by people whom you influence so that it can be seen by others using the Liked Content widget.
Content that you like is linked on your user profile to show your interests. Other members can click from your profile through to that content. You can, in turn, view likes on other members' profiles and click through.
Content can only be liked in one place by each user. For example, one user liking it multiple times does not keep sending it back it to the top of the Activity Story Stream
Liking differs from rating in that:
- Liking tells you whether or not others like content and who else liked it.
- Ratings supply you with multiple choices of quality judgment and are designed to provide a more objective measure of content quality.
Likes are included on the following items:
- Activity Story Stream status messages and comments
- Blog posts, forum threads, media gallery posts, wiki pages
- Forum replies
Like counts are shown for any piece of content so that you're aware of its popularity. If content is popular with members whom you like or respect, it might influence you to view the content.
When a piece of content is liked, the appropriate message below is displayed depending upon who likes the content:
- Only you liked - "You like this."
- You and one other person have liked - "[Liker display name] and 1 other likes this," where [Liker display name] is the last person who liked.
- You and more than one other have liked - "You and x others like this."
- You have not liked, but one other has liked - "[Liker display name] likes this."
- You have not liked, but others have - "[Liker display name] and x others like this" where [Liker username] is the name of the last person who liked it.
- One of your friends has liked - "[Liker display name] likes this," where [Liker display name] is the user name of your friend.
When you mouse over the number of likes (above 0), you see a "who likes" list which displays a list of the last 10 likers. If you are a liker, your username may be displayed in the list.
Community members cannot like their own content or comments.
How participation works
The following sections explain what happens when content is liked.
If someone likes your content
If you have notifications configured to notify you of likes, you'll receive a notification and possibly an email that someone liked your content, allowing you to keep in touch with how people interact with your posts or comments.
If you like someone's content
When you click the like button, you see a counter that indicates who likes the content as well.
If you decide that your like was in error, you can remove the like.
If someone likes your comment
If someone likes your comment, you'll receive a notification of who liked it (provided you and they have [[Email options page|notifications configured to do so).
If you like someone's comment
When you like someone's comment to a post, you'll see a counter showing who likes the comment. If you like someone's comment, he/she will receive a notification that you've liked it (provided you and they have notifications configured to do so).
Permissions to like are controlled by the user interface accessing the service. The service itself does not implement the behavior.
Liking by anonymous users is not supported.
For more information about developing with the like service, see Likes.
Like service email template APIs
Telligent Enterprise 4.0 includes the following like service email template APIs.
Email template associated type
- Like Email Template API Supplementary Type
Email template extension
- $core_v2_like Email Template Extension - Enables email templates to use likes.
Like service In-process APIs
Telligent Enterprise 4.0 includes the following like service In-process APIs.
In-process associated types
- Like In-Process API Supplementary Type
- LikeCreateOptions In-Process API Supplementary Type
- LikeDeleteOptions In-Process API Supplementary Type
- LikeGetOptions In-Process API Supplementary Type
- LikeListOptions In-Process API Supplementary Type
- UiLikeOptions In-Process API Supplementary Type
In-process API event arguments
- LikeAfterCreateEventArgs In-Process API Event Argument
- LikeAfterDeleteEventArgs In-Process API Event Argument
- LikeBeforeCreateEventArgs In-Process API Event Argument
- LikeBeforeDeleteEventArgs In-Process API Event Argument
In-process API service
- Likes In-Process API Service
Telligent Enterprise 4.0 does not contain like service plugin APIs.
Telligent Enterprise 4.0 includes the following like service REST APIs:
Like REST endpoints
- Create Like REST Endpoint - CREATE a like.
- Delete Like REST Endpoint - DELETE a like.
- List Like REST Endpoint - LIST likes.
- Show Like REST Endpoint - SHOW a like.