A status update is a little piece of information about you like how you're feeling or what you are doing, much like Facebook or Twitter. You can Update your status 2 ways; either by hovering over your name at the top right and filling in your status at the bottom of this box, or by going to your profile and adding in a comment there. Your status update will show on your profile and also on your profile card. On a members profile you can also comment on someone's status update by clicking on the comment text just right of their status. Recent Status updates also appear in a presentation block throughout the site.