So now, any LinkedIn user can follow a company on the network, and will receive real-time alerts from the profile in their news and activity stream. It’s very similar in theory to the act of “following” someone on Twitter of becoming a fan of someone on Facebook.
The idea is to help users keep track of company updates, such as job openings, new developments and more, but in real time. You can now click a “follow” button on a company’s profile, and their updates will automatically be added to your stream.
Ich vermute stark, dass Facebook in naher Zukunft auch für die öffentlichen Updates der Nutzer das asymmetrische Follower-Prinzip einführen wird.