Following seems to be a term that has changed since social media has come around. Instead of coming afterward, or walking behind, it now seems to mean clicking a button and being updated about someone’s life. You can follow people on just about any app now ranging from Instagram to Twitter to Pandora and more. Who really cares enough to want to know what someone’s always listening to?
In some ways, both the real time definition and also the virtual time definition share some characteristics but they definitely have their differences as well. You don’t need to get up off the couch any more to follow someone around and “stalk” them. You can just go online and find out everything about a person: they’ll post it all for you to check out if you follow them. Some leave their profiles open to the public, while others are smarter and make them private.
Do you ever wonder if there’s someone virtually “following” you, because in today’s world it’s quite possible.
– Cody and James