“Part of the problem with people based following models on social networks is that you follow the whole person so see everything they post whether it is relevant to you or not. There is no filtering system.”
I don't consider this to be a problem. I prefer to follow people rather than topics. People are more interesting. It's the same for me with musicians or artists or directors. If I like what the person is doing, I want more of it, no matter the topic.
Perhaps it’s time for blogrolls and OPML files to make a comeback too.
Yes, I believe it's time. I miss blogrolls.