If one of my friends ask a question on Stack Overflow, how do I get an alert or notification? With this feature, I can help them to solve their issue. Currently they have to inform me by email or chat.

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    You shouldn't stalk people. – Evan Carroll Feb 21 '14 at 6:36
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    I think favorite feature is what you are looking for. – Lucifer Feb 21 '14 at 6:44
  • @EvanCarroll i don't want to stalk people. but, is it possible that if i send a request to any user and they accept it. once the user accepted the request then it should be in my watch list. but, should have right to remove their entry from another's list. – Shell Feb 21 '14 at 6:47
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    I think that's a GREAT feature request, "Do you want to be stalked?" – Evan Carroll Feb 21 '14 at 6:52
  • If I want to stalk someone then there are other approaches. Just find that user and go to activity in their profile. But, I want to get alert from who added me in their list wherever they ask question. – Shell Feb 21 '14 at 7:02
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    @EvanCarroll Yes, it feels like stalking to me, too, but that information is available via the profile pages as of now, so why not give alerts on specific events? It does not add any new information, just lets you find specific parts of it easier. – I'm with Monica Feb 21 '14 at 7:05
  • @LowerClassOverflowian I have read that 10 times then i have realize that. Such a SE is not a social networking site. But, still there is an option to chat with other user. – Shell Feb 21 '14 at 14:56

If you go to your friend's profile page, at the bottom you'll see a link to their "user feed". This will give you an RSS feed of your friend's activity.

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    I have tried this. when i have clicked on that link. it shows me a xml document. How do i use it? – Shell Feb 21 '14 at 6:36
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    You subscribe to it with an RSS reader. Do some googling about RSS feeds and how to use them. – doppelgreener Feb 21 '14 at 6:43
  • I thought RSS was officially obsoleted on July 1, 2013. – Nick T Feb 21 '14 at 22:23

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