Hmmm...It seems that we now have "Followers" as opposed to "Fans." Why the change?
so we can feel like we have stalkers I don't know, I don't like it.
(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.
Congratulations you now have
671 Sheeples LOL!
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 .
fans, followers I don't mind the change they are all wonderful!
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...
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.
If you post some mail still you will post FAN MAIL only not FOLLOWER MAIL..
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
me too. the Hub Team is always working to make this place even more groovy. thanks, (((HubTeam)))!
Just wondering btw...If someone starts serial following, will it be called spollowing?
It's only a transitional period to get us acquainted to the idea behind the whole thing... before they change it to stalkers altogether.
Unless you physically are a sheep - in which case - kudos to you.
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.
by Hmrjmr1 11 years ago
The recent change in phraseology made me wonder if the phrase followers makes anyone uncomfortable. Kinda feels like you're signing up for church or some cult group. Kinda liked Fans better it's a more secular phrase. What do you all think?
by mel22 11 years ago
? guess they're tweaking in the Web"meister" shop The elves are at work before the end of the holidays. We're no longer FANatics of each others writings but Followers like a cult of Publishing Wizards.
by rmcrayne 11 years ago
Seems like there are a noticeable number of forum threads closed to reply. Veteran hubbers, are the current numbers typical? Some threads I assume get closed to reply because the topic is controversial or inflammatory, but it seems that other similar threads remain open. Some...
by Raymond D Choiniere 11 years ago
by Gous Ahmed 11 years ago
I was just one follower away from reaching 100 followers, when suddenly i realised one follower quit following me. So now i need two followers to reach 100!This made me think, wouldn't it be fantastic if hubbers who quit following other hubbers had an opportunity to leave a reason for...
by Raymond D Choiniere 11 years ago
Hey Earnest,I had to do it.I was your 600th!Congrats!!!!!Awesome!!
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