In order to take advantage of the new feed, I just went on a micro-famming spree.
I have been "following" those that I [i]fanned[/]followed for quite some time and follow many more than I just officially clicked, I just tend to use a "hubbers" folder in my bookmarks instead.
After reading sad news about losing a quality writer from hubpages, I know I personally am going to make stronger effort to support writers of all styles directly in their hubs and via my promotion networks and a little less in conversational forums.
Not a bad idea SF. Maybe a few more will follow - usually such an event causes a few ripples. And as per your micro-famming spree ... didn't Darkside round up the masses and change the new version thus: following + spamming = spollowing?