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Could we add a feature to that aggregates updates (posted questions, answers) from specified users? Not a friend list, but something like a 'wall' for followed individuals?

This would facilitate user interaction in the Q/A loop, which is hardly "social networking." In contrast with comments on the top answer to this question, I argue that it would only enhance StackOverflow's function as a question and answer forum.

We already have the ability to star a question, so why not a user?

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  • codinghorror.com/blog/2009/07/code-its-trivial.html
    – balpha StaffMod
    Commented Apr 1, 2011 at 19:58
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    Besides that, you have given a bunch of reasons why we shouldn't consider your request as a duplicate, but haven't given a single reason why you actually want this.
    – balpha StaffMod
    Commented Apr 1, 2011 at 19:59
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    I've been meaning to ask this exact question for some time. Why is this question being downvoted?! This would be a useful feature; I would love to track Eric Lippert's latest answers. And why is that Jeff-Atwood post relevant? Rob never said re-creating the entire SO engine would be trivial, just that this particular feature would be. Commented Apr 1, 2011 at 20:33
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    Check out this answer too; it looks like other people would like to see this feature too meta.stackexchange.com/questions/44618/… Commented Apr 1, 2011 at 20:43

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I don't see how they could make this much easier than (or why they would make it any different from) Google Reader. You can add feeds from your browser's address bar (so right from any SE page that has an RSS feed) and read them all in one place.

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