Why do you follow people?
I mean, now that Activity Streams no longer exist, what are some of the reasons why you follow other users? Not criticizing, just curious.
I really liked the possibility to ask questions directly from other users who were native Germans (I am learning German here at Duolingo). Now that this feature has been turned off the only value of following others seems to be the possibility to see how many XP-s they have earned during the last week or month. It seems good for schools - a language class can follow each other whilie learning as a group.
I would really like to get back the possibility to post questions in Duolingo directly to these people who I am following and who are also my followes. I guess that several people were overloaded with incoming posts, but everyone can exclude too active followers at any time and thus reduce the load.