“Following” is sooo in; “Friending” is sooo out

You may have noticed a recent change in the way you connect with other fans and artists on localsounds.com. Up until December 2011, you could friend others as you would on Facebook.

Now, we’ve changed things to allow you to now follow your favorite bands and fans as you would on Twitter. After staring at our screen for weeks, we finally decided that following your favorite music people made a lot more sense than trying to be everyone’s friend.

Do you like this change? Let us know in the comments below. :)

Matt is one of the co-founders behind Local Sounds, a non-profit organization that helps promote, preserve and develop Madison's local music scene. He has played drums for several bands and was formerly on the MAMAs board.

One thought on ““Following” is sooo in; “Friending” is sooo out

  1. Personally, I’m not a fan of “follow”. It’s great if you’re a fan following a band, but it doesn’t translate well to have a band follow a fan or another band. “Friend”, on the other hand, is such a broad term now that it encompasses everything–followers/fans, friends, family, acquaintances, co-workers, business associates, etc.

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