In an application I’m working on we have a user profile which has currently two tabs — Followers and Following. This lists the people that are following the user and list of people that the user is following.

In an effort to make the interface more compact I would like to have one tab with sub-navigation (using pills) of Followers and Following. However, I can’t really find a good name for this parent tab? I thought about subscriptions? But has anybody got any better ideas?

  • Lists? Users? People? Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 11:56
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    People sounds good, but if you want to stress that there is a relation to those people, how about "Network". The people following you and the people you follow do after all constitute a network of people (Hey, did I say "people" already?) Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 12:00
  • @MarjanVenema Network sounds like a good choice unless there's a chance it might be confused with networking in regards to computers.
    – cimmanon
    Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 13:44

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How about Connections ?

It implies a link to the user, but doesn't qualify whether it's a follower or someone you're following.


There are plenty of options here. I prefer the ones that stress the human aspect of it.

"People" would be my choice. "Contacts" is another option I'd consider if it makes sense in context. An alternative is "Users", but it sounds off to my ear.

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    People wouldn’t really be appropriate, it doesn’t really describe — Followers/Following. Sure, the People are following, but it doesn’t describe what it is in general. I just went with Subscriptions in the end. But thanks for your suggestion anyway. Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 16:20

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