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Accidentally or as a quirk of purpose, hubpages has afforded us the ability to follow ourselves. Whether we choose to follow ourselves or not is not really the question here. The question is more about the motivation behind the action. Do we follow ourselves out of narcissism, fun, or just because we may be lost?
I'd follow myself if I were interesting and wrote good...
Maybe neither. Some people may do this for practical reasons, namely to receive the same notifications their followers will receive. If a notification is not being sent, the Hubber will learn about it sooner.
And now I have to go follow myself, but that's OK. I'm used to running around in circles.
Interesting. According to my profile, I am following myself twice. Am I awesome or what!?! Do others see two entries as well? I'm curious.
paradigmsearch... maybe it is more algebraic ... and two negatives make a positive????
We could even nuance this some more.
How many entries to my followers see?
How many entries do my non-followers see?
a ratio approach to stardom? perhaps an audit of the top hubbers is in order... ... hmmm what if you had so many multiple accounts that you could impact the results of your hubs all by yourself... or even your ad revenue... hmmmm would people really do that? how would we know???
paradigmsearch .... 326 followers... that is what I see...
Do you see this statement once or twice on my profile page:
"paradigmsearch is now following you"
although on your profile it lists 326 followers... on the information under you name it only lists 324 followers.
To un-follow oneself over a minor domestic dispute, I'd call that egocentric.
you become a denser version of yourself since you are no longer spread so thin???
I went through all 17 pages of your followers and only saw that you were following yourself once... so I think you are actually following yourself 3 times and it only appears on your physical list of followers once... which would make the difference 324 (includeing 1 following of yourself) - 326 total followers = 2 so.... 1+ 2 =3.... you have followed yourself so many times that you lost track of who is leading!
I don't think the blame can be laid solely at your feet... many people follow themselves.. which is why I wrote this forum... Besides you can always blame your better half and plead for mercy based on the good parts of you...
great... implement me in this by following me... lol... Hahahahahahahah
what is interesting... that my profile says I have 226 followers but the info under my name and hubs says only 225... and I am not following myself.
make you unfollow one of the followers of yourself and not you the leader...
Here we go. Follower count is 326 before un-follow. Profile is 95.
Count dropped by one, not two. Turns out I got another real follower while we were having this adventure. So followers 325, and the one that catches up later is still at 324. All is well.
Forum still at 326.
[edit: Which is also normal. I've seen that delay before.]
Four- Outside interference in technical research. Penalty... declined!
I don't know what all that means... but I heard it once on a TV as I was walking by.
oh... and there is the culprit... its Daniella.... we forgive her
And both of these disappeared, not just one or none.
"paradigmsearch is now following you"
Calm down they have not added up your delay of game penalty yet
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