The most exciting news in the BuddyPress world this week is the release of a new child theme for the BP-Default theme. Status is theme that puts the activity stream in the spotlight. It was designed and developed by several talented members of the BuddyPress community with a focus on twitter-like activity streams.
The Status theme has some powerful and unique features that go beyond your average BuddyPress theme:
Per-user profile customization: Under Profile, there is a new navigation element called Design, where users can set custom backgrounds and link colours for their profiles.