Introducing the New Tribal Stream on Triberr

By Dan Cristo July 29, 2013 1 Comments

Over the last few weeks Prime members have been playing with an exclusive sneak preview of Triberr’s new Tribal Stream.

Today we open the sneak peek it up to all Triberr members. Just click on the link on the right sidebar once you log into Triberr.

In this post we’ll discuss several of the new features available in the new stream.

Thinner Nav Bar

New Nav Bar
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New Nav Bar

The new navigation bar is much thinner than the current one. We did this to help bring the page content up higher.

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Old Nav Bar

The search bar has also moved from the right side to the left side.

On the right side the search bar searched for members, now the search bar searches both members AND topics.


Search Bar

With the new search bar you can search Triberr for specific topics. A great way to find content worth sharing with your followers, as well as a handy tool to connect with potential new tribemates.


Following Topics

Want to save your search so that new posts on a specific topic get fed into your Tribal Stream? Just click the “Follow Topic” button after a search, and Triberr will feed your stream with the best content from that topic.


Sorting the Tribal Stream

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The New Sorting drop down

In the old Tribal Stream we showed 4 tabs (new, approved, sent and my posts). In the new stream, these tabs are consolidated into a sorting drop down. The list of your tribes has it’s own “tribes” drop down, and the settings button was moved to the Account Settings page.

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Tribal Stream settings are now in the Account Settings area


Tribal Stream Posts

The new Tribal Stream post layout is very similar to the old layout.

A few small changes between the two:

  • The old “delete” link is now renamed “hide”
  • Every post can be reblogged
  • Every post shows sharing and click stats
  • The edit title button moved from the end of the post title to the links section, and now reads, “Title”



We’re using shortener’s API to pull in geo-click data right into the Tribal Stream. Not just for your posts, but for any post.


Reading Posts

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New Reading Pane
Old Reading Pane
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Old Reading Pane

We’ve improved the reading experience considerably in the new interface.

The old reading pane opened a window to read the post with a black overlay on the rest of the text. This was ok, but the reading area felt small and confined. The new reading pane uses a white overlay. The content stays in the stream, so your eyes don’t have to move from the left column to the center column to read the post.

We’ve kept the large, serif font, and added buttons to manually share on the major social networks.


Follow My Blog

At the end of each post in the read pane you’ll see an author bio.

Inside the author bio is a new feature that let’s readers follow the author’s blog.

When someone follows your blog, they’ll be added into a special tribe for just your followers. Because the tribe consistency of just followers, they won’t be able to see each other’s content in their Streams, only yours. This is similar to how an Atomic Tribe works, but with Atomic Tribes, members have the ability to auto-share your content. On a follower tribe, they will still need to manually share.

When someone follows your tribe, they have the option of enabling a checkbox to share their email address with the author. When that box is checked, Triberr will make that members email address visible to the author, allow them to export an email list of subscribers.


The New Right Sidebar

The new sidebar bring a distinctive social element to Triberr. Here you can easily see who is online, what they are reading, and a real time list of conversations taking place across Triberr.



The “Active” list shows which of your tribemates are currently active on Triberr. If you click on their face, you’ll be taken to the post they are reading. Using the Live Conversations features described below, you can have a real-time conversation with them about the article you’re both seeing.

Live Conversations

Live Conversations completely revolutionizes the way blog comments used to work.

With Live Conversations, you’re not longer just leaving a comment for the author of the post, instead you’re talking with others who are reading the post at the same time as you.

It’s like a real-time TweetChat where the topic for today is your post.


Just the Beginning

Needless to say, we are pretty excited about all the possibilities the new Tribal Stream brings to the site.

Play around with the new stream, and let us know what you think.

Dan Cristo

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