Right, I'll repost something to that effect here:
Streams are for quick updates; these should be as explicit as possible.
Regarding item edits, it would be great to have the same kind of information you get within a notification, i.e.:
- Field name
- Field value change, except for text fields
“John Doe changed Status from Open to Closed 2 hours ago“ or
“John Doe edited Objectives 2 hours ago” (for text fields)
is way more efficient in a stream than
“John Doe edited this 2 hours ago”
and not longer than common file addition edits, like
“John Doe added CLIENT-Project-Report_final version.pptx 2 days ago”
Then (especially for text fieds), a click on the pen icon prefixing edits should open the revision popup window, just like clicking “Show me the latest changes” in item view, advantageously sparing a click and page load. This last point would be a good first step to making items activity more (easily) explicit in streams.