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Use Why to go with and when to use the "friend" or the "follow"-strategy strategy?

I've constructed an iPhone-app where the users can "friend" eachothers,each other and it works fine.

The reason that I started this thread is to discuss whenever its a better/more modern approach to let users follow eachotherseach other instead (instagramInstagram, Twitter) rather the "traditional" way (Facebook before the posibilitypossibility of following people).

Are there any advantages of using the "following"-model model?

Why and when to go with the "friend"-model model?

OfcourseOf course it has alota lot to do with what kind of community the structure should be inside, but for my project thatsthat's about exercising and workouts i think that I might have to toss the "friend"-model model and go with the following-method. In my case, people might want to show their workouts to people that they dontdon't even know..

What do you all think? I hope this is the right place to ask :-)

Use "friend" or the "follow"-strategy?

I've constructed an iPhone-app where the users can "friend" eachothers, and it works fine.

The reason that I started this thread is to discuss whenever its a better/more modern approach to let users follow eachothers instead (instagram, Twitter) rather the "traditional" way (Facebook before the posibility of following people).

Are there any advantages of using the "following"-model?

Why and when to go with the "friend"-model?

Ofcourse it has alot to do with what kind of community the structure should be inside, but for my project thats about exercising and workouts i think that I might have to toss the "friend"-model and go with the following-method. In my case, people might want to show their workouts to people that they dont even know..

What do you all think? I hope this is the right place to ask :-)

Why to go with and when to use the "friend" or "follow" strategy?

I've constructed an iPhone-app where the users can "friend" each other and it works fine.

The reason that I started this thread is to discuss whenever its a better/more modern approach to let users follow each other instead (Instagram, Twitter) rather the "traditional" way (Facebook before the possibility of following people).

Are there any advantages of using the "following" model?

Why and when to go with the "friend" model?

Of course it has a lot to do with what kind of community the structure should be inside, but for my project that's about exercising and workouts i think that I might have to toss the "friend" model and go with the following-method. In my case, people might want to show their workouts to people that they don't even know.

What do you all think?

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Use "friend" or the "follow"-strategy?

I've constructed an iPhone-app where the users can "friend" eachothers, and it works fine.

The reason that I started this thread is to discuss whenever its a better/more modern approach to let users follow eachothers instead (instagram, Twitter) rather the "traditional" way (Facebook before the posibility of following people).

Are there any advantages of using the "following"-model?

Why and when to go with the "friend"-model?

Ofcourse it has alot to do with what kind of community the structure should be inside, but for my project thats about exercising and workouts i think that I might have to toss the "friend"-model and go with the following-method. In my case, people might want to show their workouts to people that they dont even know..

What do you all think? I hope this is the right place to ask :-)