Wondering what the correct word to use for a person who is being followed. All I can think of is a followee, which doesn't seem correct. It's being used in a twitter like system of followers and people being followed (followees).
There is a clear need for such a term when describing what people do on Twitter, so that there is a symmetrical term to follower. Without it sentences are stilted and table headings a nightmare (as I'm finding). If you search for 'followee' on Twitter you will find that this word is already being used to describe a person that you follow. Initially it sounds anachronistic but usage soon makes it seem natural.
This might be a good chance to popularize the neologism, memesta:
memesta - A digital gangsta who has a specific goal of spreading or popularizing a new unit of cultural information, and does so through a planned and concerted effort.
Meme becomes a more significant term for the info-saturation age based on how agile and fanned-out our new ways of "telling" are. Write about a meme on a popular blogging aggregate website and a potentially huge audience receives it. This may usher in the day of the memesta, a digital gangsta of ideas.
protected by RegDwigнt♦ May 25 '11 at 12:54
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