Metaphor’s Activity Feed: Where Collaboration Drives Innovation

Metaphor’s Activity Feed empowers users to easily discover and collaborate with data conversations, furthering Metaphor’s mission to democratize data

Head of Design
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June 22, 2023
Metaphor’s Activity Feed: Where Collaboration Drives Innovation

Metaphor’s Activity Feed empowers users to easily discover and collaborate with data conversations, furthering Metaphor’s mission to democratize and make data accessible.

At Metaphor, we understand that data is the lifeblood of any organization. It drives decision-making, fuels innovation, and enables growth. However, we also know that data collaboration can be a challenge. Conversations about data are often scattered across different platforms, lost in email threads, or buried in various tools. That's why we're thrilled to introduce our latest feature, the Metaphor Activity Feed, designed to revolutionize the way data analysts, data engineers and data consumers discover and collaborate on data.

"Data catalogs are knowledge repositories but become an untapped potential without social interaction. At Endpoint, collaboratively exchanging knowledge, perspectives, and experiences enables us to unlock our data-driven world's innovation and full potential." - Sunny Pachunuri, Head of Data Engineering @ Endpoint Closing

With Metaphor's Activity Feed, data users can now stay up-to-date with all data activity in one centralized location. No more searching through endless email threads or trying to remember where a particular conversation took place. The Activity Feed brings together social posts, notices, and other updates, ensuring data users never miss a meaningful discussion or update.

But the benefits of the Activity Feed go beyond simply staying informed. We believe that data collaboration should be a two-way street, where everyone has a voice and can actively participate in the conversation. That's why we've introduced features that empower all data users to be part of the dialogue and become active players in the data ecosystem.

Imagine being able to ‘Like’ and ‘Comment’ on social posts about data, just like you would on your favorite social media platform. With Metaphor's Activity Feed, data users can do just that. Engage with colleagues, provide valuable insights, and further enrich conversations about data. Metaphor’s Activity Feed encourages knowledge sharing by fostering a collaborative environment, leading to better decision-making and more innovative solutions.

To make the Activity Feed even more tailored to your needs, we've introduced the 'All' and 'Following' tabs. Users can customize their feed by following relevant data assets and by discovering adjacent conversations. The 'Following' tab lets data users focus on the conversations that matter most to them, ensuring they never miss updates on preferred data assets. On the other hand, the 'All' tab allows everyone to explore various data topics, expanding their horizons and encouraging serendipitous data discoveries.

We understand that sometimes it's not just about the content, but also the people behind it. That's why we've introduced the Trending and Top Contributors features. Explore trending assets to go beyond the usual sphere of interest and discover new insights. Follow top contributors to stay connected with thought leaders and data experts in Metaphor. By broadening their network and expanding their knowledge base, data users can unlock new possibilities and drive innovation within the organization.

The benefits of Metaphor's Activity Feed extend beyond individual users. We believe in the power of data democratization and the value of breaking down tribal knowledge silos. By centralizing data conversations and making them accessible to all, we enable organizations to tap into the collective intelligence of their workforce. This democratization increases adoption and engagement with the catalog and fosters a culture of collaboration and continuous learning.

Metaphor's Activity Feed is a game-changer in the world of data collaboration. It brings together conversations about data, empowers users to participate actively, and democratizes access to knowledge. By unlocking your organization's data value, you can make better decisions, drive innovation, and fuel growth.

Ready to experience the power of Metaphor’s Activity Feed? Try our new Homepage Activity Feed today and book a demo to see firsthand how it can transform your collaboration with data. Join us on this exciting journey towards data democratization and unleash the full potential of your organization's data.

About Metaphor

The Metaphor Metadata Platform represents the next evolution of the Data Catalog - it combines best in class Technical Metadata (learnt from building DataHub at LinkedIn) with Behavioral and Social Metadata. It supercharges an organization’s ability to democratize data with state of the art capabilities for Data Governance, Data Literacy and Data Enablement, and provides an extremely intuitive user interface that turns even the most non-technical user into a fan of the catalog. See Metaphor in action today!