Fans = Followers, really?

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  1. dohn121 profile image82
    dohn121posted 8 years ago

    Hmmm...It seems that we now have "Followers" as opposed to "Fans."  Why the change?

  2. mistywild profile image60
    mistywildposted 8 years ago

    so we can feel like we have stalkers hmm I don't know, I don't like it.

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      L. Andrew Marrposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      (Yes, I posted this on another forum)

      I know how you feel. 'Fans' was so much better. 'Fans' is so much better.

      You follow Jesus. You follow Ghandi or M.L.K. You don't follow someone you've read one article of and think it's 'ok' but won't really keep up with their stuff in the future.

      We are individuals - not sheep.

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    Madame Xposted 8 years ago

    check out the other thread already going on this subject

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    Justine76posted 8 years ago

    nobody knows? i hate it
    theres another thread
    how are ya?

    1. dohn121 profile image82
      dohn121posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Just peachy big_smile  You?

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        Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        bummed. i just found out im now transferrable....so, will i suddenly be getting random hub notificstions of people i didnt fan if someone trades me?
        other then that im good. you get snow today?

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    mtsi1098posted 8 years ago

    following the thread... smile

  6. Sue Adams profile image96
    Sue Adamsposted 8 years ago

    Wake up Dohn mel22 started an parallel thread. hmm

    1. dohn121 profile image82
      dohn121posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      smile Sorry.  I was too surprised to check before posting!

  7. dohn121 profile image82
    dohn121posted 8 years ago

    Suggested icon?

    http://www.lifesacharacter.com/cartooncharacters/cottonball.gif

    1. Sue Adams profile image96
      Sue Adamsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I like that. Mehehehehehehe...  big_smile

      1. hublim profile image76
        hublimposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Not a baaaaaaad graphic selection

    2. mel22 profile image60
      mel22posted 8 years agoin reply to this


      Congratulations you now have
      671 Sheeples LOL!

      1. dohn121 profile image82
        dohn121posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Pinch me!  I must be dreamin' (about sheep lol)

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    Justine76posted 8 years ago

    gotta run
    follow you tomorrow lol

    1. dohn121 profile image82
      dohn121posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yep, like 3 inches or so...And then it turned into rain.  Great day to make homemade slurpies lol

      TTYS

  9. tony0724 profile image59
    tony0724posted 8 years ago

    I guess maybe it is the new politically correct terminology

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      Madame Xposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      smile

    2. rebekahELLE profile image86
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think so, social media 'speak'~~~

      HP always working to make this place the best.
      fans ~ followers, doesn't matter to me. big_smile

  10. mel22 profile image60
    mel22posted 8 years ago

    It's ok Dohn. I didn't know I had the exclusive rights to that Topic! How bout I go to your thread and you go to mine and we'll see what we can stir up .

  11. AEvans profile image76
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    fans, followers I don't mind the change they are all wonderful! smile

  12. mel22 profile image60
    mel22posted 8 years ago

    I think they should change weekly just to mess with everyones brains a little and see what intersting stuuff goes on the thread board! Next week we can be disciples and the next we'll be...

  13. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    It's sort of cool to see new stuff appear, little alterations etc. I think I agree with agvulpes on this one. We are followers if we really do read their hubs and like them.

  14. Trsmd profile image58
    Trsmdposted 8 years ago

    If you post some mail still you will post FAN MAIL only not FOLLOWER MAIL..

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    Janettaposted 8 years ago

    I guess follower is trying to make it sound more specific. Fan tends to make you think 'friend' which is true in some cases, but not really the gist behind fanning. Becoming a follower of someone more so implies that you want to do exactly that, follow their work.

    It's different and I'm not sure if I love the word choice, but i think it's a good change smile

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    cosetteposted 8 years ago

    me too. the Hub Team is always working to make this place even more groovy. thanks, (((HubTeam)))!

    1. mel22 profile image60
      mel22posted 8 years agoin reply to this


      I don't mind the change, its keeps the place GROOVY and HIP!

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    Janettaposted 8 years ago

    Just wondering btw...If someone starts serial following, will it be called spollowing?

  18. Haunty profile image80
    Hauntyposted 8 years ago

    It's only a transitional period to get us acquainted to the idea behind the whole thing... before they change it to stalkers altogether.

  19. yoshi97 profile image62
    yoshi97posted 8 years ago

    I voted for the term 'minions', but I got vetoed. smile

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    L. Andrew Marrposted 8 years ago

    Unless you physically are a sheep - in which case - kudos to you.

  21. alexandriaruthk profile image74
    alexandriaruthkposted 8 years ago

    followers is like a legion LOL, I like friends,

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      L. Andrew Marrposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's the thing though - people on this site aren't conventional friends. I though 'fans' was the perfect way of describing it - apparently I was wrong.

  22. Jason Menayan profile image60
    Jason Menayanposted 8 years ago

    Thank you for all the comments.  We are reading them. We have some features that are going to be released soon that we thought it made more sense to use the term follow since there is more familiarity with the term follow on the web (with Twitter and Google Wave, for example) than fan.

    We wanted one term that works for topics and people.  As an example, we felt it was better to follow the topic bladder cancer than to be a fan of bladder cancer. 

    Thanks again for all the feedback.

 
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