There are two types of Channels: User Generated Content Channels and Automated Content Feeds. Let's take a look at an overview of the Channels and how these Channels differ from one another.
Channels contain activities for specific groups in your company. Simply put, Channels are how you segment your company content streams. You can choose to segment your content in a variety of ways. The first step is reflecting on how you think about content currently.
Effective ways we’ve seen Channels segmented are by:
Content Type (Corporate News, Thought Leadership, etc.)
Channels allow you to put the relevant activities in front of the appropriate groups of Members for the largest social impact. There are no limits to the number of channels you can create, so be creative and see which ones take off with your members.
User-Generated Content Channels
Your Members can create their own Channels and Posts within Channels. There are a number of reasons a member may want to share content with their team: to share an event experience, to provide an opinion on published content, share relevant news, or even personal updates.
Automated Content Feed
Content Feeds provides an automated feed of content from your social networks, such as Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook, and from RSS feeds such as your blog feed. You can even create an RSS Content Feed from a Google search.
Once this content is in a channel, Managers can use our ‘Post to Gaggle’ feature to create an activity.
Content feeds allow Managers the ability to easily have the content they need to create social activities without the need to spend time going to to go to multiple sites to copying and pasting content into a Gaggle activity.