HDS Community User Guide > Getting Started
Get acquainted and learn the basics of communicating, collaborating, and innovating in the HDS Community.
You'll spend most of your time in the HDS Community finding and browsing information, connecting with other community members, and creating content.
Here's an overview of the main components you'll see in the HDS Community.
Setting up your profile is the first step to participating in the HDS Community.
Tell others what you're doing right now by typing a brief update in the What's going on? box at the top of any stream. You can include an @mention, image, link, or YouTube link in your post.
Joining and participating in a group helps you become involved in your community.
Rate and like content so others know it's useful.
Choose a content type based on your collaborative goals.
Comment on content or join a discussion to engage with other users in the community.
Using @mention, you can alert people, places, and groups that you're talking about them.
Here's a quick guide for learning how to find stuff you need.
You can pin any of your streams to the News (or Home) button and any of your Inbox pages (Inbox, Your View, or Actions) to the Inbox icon. You can also pin either News or Inbox to your community logo. This makes it faster to get to your favorite pages.