Success in any form of education is a derivative of being social and being able to interact with others. Not only learning from others, but teaching. The Open Education Project platform encourages connectivity, communications, commenting, networking, sharing, learning, and teaching all at once.

To clarify these components, I am going to break down the social engagement points within Wealthy Affiliate and show the benefits of socializing within each of these.

The Dashboard - Global, Personal Feed, Notification

The dashboard is your home base within Wealthy Affiliate and is where you are going to be able to become in the know of activity going on within the network. There are four different aspects to the dashboard that I will explain in detail:

Global Activity - The global feed includes all activity within the Open Education Project. This is a good place to reveal new and trending content as it is pulled from all aspects of Wealthy Affiliate and all members.

Personal Feed - This your personalized feed, or friend feed. This is controlled by you, meaning that your feed is only going to include conversations that you actively participate in and things that the people you are "following" are doing. It is important that you follow people within the open education project that you are interested in and are friends with.

Notifications - This is where you will be notified when someone responds to your comments, comments on a training resource you create, someone engages in a conversation, someone comments on your blog. Basically any action that is related to you within the system. This allows you engage within the system and track conversations that you are having.

Chat - This is an open discussion where you can discuss anything you like. Please behave [in British accent] or you will lose privileges. This is a medium to help, get help, discuss topics, and interact with fellow members at Wealthy Affiliate University.

If you are the owner of the training you should make your best effort to get back to people as quick as possible. The more prompt you are with your responses, the greater your following and the more people will engage, share, and read your training (a good thing).

Blogs - Discussing different topics on your blog. This could include pretty much anything that you want, the same way you as you would externally of WA. Blogs are an awesome way to get your message out.

My Profile - This is your personal page. This is where you can provide people with some information about yourself, provide funny or silly pictures, add your websites, and interact with people on a personal level. This is where a lot of people will come to follow you.

Forum (PREMIUM Only) - The forum is another place that you can interact and ask questions. We typically recommend the forum as a place for people to view other people's questions (to get help from other people's past questions) and to ask questions that you need to elaborate on. It is another great way to communicate within the system as all forum activity is sent to the dashboard feeds.

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Lindadz89 Premium
I still don't understand why I had t ok remover my link from my blog here on WA? There is nothing on this list that applies to it. It wasn't selling anything simply sharing work thus far as Course 2-Lesson 10 suggests? Please explain further, My blog is on my profile if you read it, there is nothing in it that pertains to any Spam, I removed the link, but feel that there was no wrong downing? Please explain further. Because sharing my websitr link neither takes away from nor adds too my blog content. So it's not a big deal. Just need some clarification because it appears to be unjust.
LouisaB Premium
I am so glad to read this post by Kyle. I am 4 months new and had no idea what spam consist of. So I am to keep a bookmark on this lesson and watch what I comment about and what I post on my site. Now I have learn a great lesson. So now I must review my sites and see if they are in compliance with WA rules.
theresroth Premium
It's good to occasionally read this tutorial again!

It can be easy to get sidetracked about certain endeavors that are unrelated to what WA is all about, and it's great to be able to access this reminder when we are not sure if something's ok or not.

Thanks again, Kyle!
I have just joined the PREMIUM member. I got a hint of the benefits. I will encouraged every body to join. I see that there are a lots of items to read and grasp. But I am not discouraged. I want to see how far can I go to get some money. Every thing is done for money. Please, don't accuse me of being greedy. If I get money , I can fund for my future payment. This must be understood by every one. At last I must wish GOOD LUCK to every member of the WA, including myself. Thanks for reading my blog and sending some kind of encouragement and help to me personally..
CateR Premium
Well done!
And we'll never call you greedy - just lucky.
ruthrobinson Premium
you are here like the rest of us who desire to earn from home without the pressure of a boss or time clock. Of course you want to make money SO do we. There are many successful people here doing it already. No one here will call you greedy just smart. Best of success to you! Ruth
thezoulster Premium
Thanks Kyle for laying down all the rules and regs to all of us in the WA community. After what I have read, I am confident that this is a true and legit online business that will help you and not hurt you. Spam free is definitely the way to go.