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Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:42 pm
fire_of_dawn says...

Is there a difference between 'following' someone and being their friend?
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Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:46 pm
Ranger Hawk says...

Nope. When you follow people and vice versa, they're referred to as both your "friends" and "followers." Better than "stalkers", eh? ;)
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Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:18 pm
Rosendorn says...

Although do know that following isn't mutual. The old system saw others having to accept the friend request, while now you can follow whoever you want and they don't have to return the favour.
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