I am curious if there is a consensus to what could be considered the substantive differences between
liking something and
following it. It seems following is for users that you are not friends with (in a facebook sense) or in a twitter (mutual following). I am curious, though, if there is a more in-depth discussion somewhere about perceived differences and practical implications of this. For example, do systems with fixed constraints on the number of likes use following to allow you to essentially follow an unlimited number? In terms of being alerted about activity on something, should
following be considered the same?
I know this is somewhat subjective but we just spent like an hour in a meeting that I feel was a total waste discussing these issues. Any resources for a more nuanced and detailed discussion?