What exactly does following someone do?


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A moderator on my forum asked this today:

Just wondering, what does Following people actually change? I mean I follow quite a few people, but nothing in the way of notifications seems to change? I thought when I followed someone I'd get their status updates and stuff like that. Sort of like martial facebook :p Is it doing that or am I just a numpty and not noticing? :p
Until he posted this, I also assumed following someone would give you updates etc, so I'm curious as to what following another member via xenforo actually does.

Can anyone shed light on this?