On an online discussion forum, there is a count of "Unread" posts, but actually it's new activity in topics which are marked by the user as "watching" or "tracking" (which have specific consequences).

"Unread" is not really appropriate because there still may be unread posts which are not "watched" or "tracked". Is there a word (or two words?) which might communicate "new activity on topics in which you are active or have expressed interest"?


  • You have actually asked two questions here? One in your question title and and another about the new activity. Please clarify. – vickyace Jun 2 '16 at 20:29
  • @vickyace thanks - yes I've clarified the text (hopefully). "New stuff you care about" is what I'm getting at, not sure how to say that succinctly. – dhigger Jun 2 '16 at 20:50
  • Notifications. Favorites. Favorited. Your News. – lux Jun 2 '16 at 21:27

You can try news as in "news of interest."

Newly received or noteworthy information. (Definition at odo)

Another option is concern defined by Merriam Webster as

(noun) something that relates to one (verb) to relate to

You can use news, concerns, or concerning news.

  • Thanks! New/News is sort of what I'm going for, only "new and you might care" is really what I am looking for. I like Noteworthy, that's close... "of interest" also might do it – dhigger Jun 2 '16 at 21:01
  • To be honest "watching" is good, but that already means something very specific in this context. – dhigger Jun 2 '16 at 21:13
  • @dhigger I don't understand what you mean? Isn't this out of context. Please explain. – vickyace Jun 2 '16 at 21:19

I'm going with following, which seems appropriate (watching and/or tracking).

It's also commonly used in social media to imply "what I care about".

  • You can also use "tracking" as it will imply the watching part. – vickyace Jun 2 '16 at 22:11

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