Kinja Question - what does following do?

So, this is embarrassing, but it's the Friday before Labor Day so fuck it! I've never actually followed anyone here, because I'm an analog kind of guy, until just now when I accidentally clicked follow when it popped up over Andrew Collins' avatar. And I'm not sure what that does, other than increase that person's… » 8/29/14 5:29pm Friday 5:29pm