Re: verb for "gaining followers on Facebook" ?

Subject: Re: verb for "gaining followers on Facebook" ?
From: david hendler <freetaco -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 1 May 2012 15:13:30 -0500

Along the lines of verbing the noun (followee), it would be "followeed",
making for the awful logical headstanding of a personing gaining a lot of
followers being a "followeer".

-david


On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 3:06 PM, Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net> wrote:

> On 5/1/2012 11:33 AM, Monique Semp wrote:
>
>> Hello, writers who know social media terms,
>>
>> Just wondering if there’s a one-word verb that means “gain a follower on
>> Facebook”?
>>
>> I don’t need to worry about whether the people that are gained are fans
>> or followers, and I’m not talking about the person who chooses to follow
>> someone (which could be sort described by the verb “like”). I’m hoping that
>> there’s just a less wordy way to say “gains followers on Facebook”...
>>
>
> Friend (as in, to friend), friending, subscribing, and like are all FB
> verbs.
>
> FB limits how many friends a person can have to 5,000, but likes are
> unlimited. Only people can be friended and they can allow subscribers;
> pages can be liked and subscribed to; groups can be joined; and questions
> can be followed.
>
>
> On 5/1/2012 11:44 AM, Monique Semp wrote:
>
>> And I'm trying to describe, from the followEEs point of view, the action
>> of gaining followERS.
>>
>
> That's friending.
>
>
> On 5/1/2012 11:58 AM, Monique Semp wrote:
>
>> But... none of these suggestions are one-word verbs that implicitly
>> include the rest of the phrase I included in the quotes: "gain a follower".
>> They're all replacements for the "gain" part, but then you still have to
>> say what was gained (or lured or seduced, etc.)
>>
>
> "Friend"! It is a verb on FB. If it is a person, then that person will
> want to be friended, liked, or subscribed to (if allowing subscribers is
> enabled). If it is a business or a product page, then that page can be
> liked or subscribed to.
>
> Just ignore the peppering of snarky responses you received.
>
> And people can "follow" someone on FB, but FB does not use the term
> "follow" for people or pages.
>
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verb for "gaining followers on Facebook" ?: From: Monique Semp
Re: verb for "gaining followers on Facebook" ?: From: Lauren

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