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There's a big lack of social interaction on Photosynth's current website.
As someone who has spent a lot of time on the forums, it's really frustrating to spend time answering someone's question + feeling like you don't have any idea if they'll ever see it because they were never notified that anyone had replied to them.
When someone signs into their account, it should be obvious to them that:
:: they have three replies to their forum post(s),
:: seven new comments on their synths,
:: sixteen people favorited their synths,
:: their synth was featured on the Photosynth homepage or Bing + got lots of views
:: their synth was shared, retweeted on Twitter/reblogged on Tumblr, and commented on there
I would like the option to get email notifications for all of these and for some of them I think that the default should be set to receive the notifications - specifically being featured on the homepage (so they can enjoy it while it's happening) + forum replies.
Related discussion by Joscelin here: http://photosynth.net/discussion.aspx?cat=00581351-82d8-438d-a37b-7eadb3fb4991&dis=8d6a1a57-93a5-4c5c-9e53-2141ec66b17f
Microsoft misses something like a personal portal to all its services, which is a social and crowd sourcing platform at the same time.
This topic relates to the topic on 'gamification'
Google is doing some of these things with Google Views, but it is not integrated into their Google+, which is a missed chance.
It seems like email notification would be pretty easy to implement. I would like to see this too.
Note that since this thread was begun, the 2014 March update did add a limited selection of events which you can get email notifications for:
:: someone likes a synth of yours
:: someone comments on one of your synths
:: someone replies to one of your comments
:: someone follows your profile
:: your synth gets featured on the homepage
and these can be toggled off by clicking the gear icon next to your username on the new site.
Some of these things have been available via the RSS feeds on our profiles, but unfortunately most people don't take the time to subscribe to RSS feeds.