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Who can I invite to join Oracle Social Network?

Any employees in your company! Besides collaborating with others in your Oracle Cloud applications, you can invite anyone from your company to join Oracle Social Network. Go to the People & Groups page and click Invite People. Enter the emails of company employees you would like to invite, separated by commas. Click Invite.

Note: Your Oracle Social Network tenant administrator can turn off invitations to others.

How do I invite people to join Oracle Social Network?

  1. On the People & Groups page, click Invite People.

  2. In the invitation dialog, enter email addresses separated by commas.

    You can also enter the name of the person you want to invite, and select them from the resulting list of names that pops up.

  3. Click Invite to send each person you invited an email that contains a link to Oracle Social Network.

How do I add someone to my list of contacts?

On the People & Groups page, click the Follow button next to the person to follow. This simultaneously sets you up to follow the person and adds them to your list of contacts.

Another way to add a contact is to click the person's picture in a Conversation Membership Bar, and select Add to my contacts from the resulting menu.

Where can I see a list of my contacts?

Go to the People & Groups page and click the Contacts filter. Or look on the right side of any page in your browser instance of Oracle Social Network. This area is called the Social Bar, and, besides showing your contacts list, it provides information about recent activities and current trends.

In narrower browser windows, the Social Bar is collapsed to just its header (Contacts & Activities). Click the header to expand the Social Bar. Click it again to collapse it.

On the People & Groups page, how do I remove a contact?

  1. On the People & Groups page, apply the Contacts filter.

  2. Click the Remove from Contacts button next to the person to remove.

    A dialog opens with the additional option of not following the person.

  3. In the resulting dialog:

    • Click Yes to remove them as a contact and stop following them.

    • Click No to remove them as a contact but go on following them.

In a Conversation, how do I remove a contact?

  1. Click the person's picture in the Conversation Membership Bar.

  2. From the resulting menu, select Remove from my contacts.

On the Contacts list in the Social Bar, how do I remove a contact?

  1. Click the contact in your Contacts list to open a context menu.

  2. Select Remove From Contacts.

  3. Click OK in the confirmation dialog.

How do I follow another person?

On the People & Groups page, click the Follow button next to the name of the person you want to follow. You can also do this on the person's profile page.

When you look at the list of people who like something (see "What does it mean to like something?"), a Follow button appears next to the names of the people you are not yet following. Click that to start following.

Where can I see a list of the people I am following?

  • Go to your profile page and look under the heading Following n People.

  • Go to the People & Groups page and click the People You Follow filter.

Where can I see a list of the people following me?

  • Go to your profile page and look under the heading n Followers.

  • Go to the People & Groups page and click the Your Followers filter.

How do I stop following someone?

  1. On the People & Groups page, apply the People You Follow filter.

  2. Go to the person you want to stop following, and click the Following button.

    Moving your mouse pointer over Following, changes the label to Stop Following.

  3. In the resulting dialog:

    • Click Yes to also remove the person as a contact.

    • Click No to keep them on your contacts list.

Additionally, when you look at the list of people who like something (see "What does it mean to like something?") a Following button appears next to the names of the people you are following. When you move your mouse pointer over the button, it changes to Stop Following. Click the button to stop following the person.

How do I post a message to someone's wall?

  1. Follow them (see "How do I follow another person?")

  2. Go to their profile page.

  3. Enter a message in the message field.

  4. Click Post.

How do I view the online status of others?

Wherever a person's profile picture appears, a colored box in the lower right corner of the picture indicates their status.

A status marker
  • Online and active (green)

  • Online but inactive (yellow)

  • Offline (gray)

An animated keyboard icon indicates when someone is entering content.