What happened to my friends?
We have converted all previous friends to followers for several reasons but fear not! All of your followers still receive notifications about your new episodes just like your friends did before so you will not lose any listeners.
From now on all friends will be based on real life Facebook friends and are only available to users who connect their PodOmatic accounts with Facebook. Friends will be able to see each others listening activity and will help populate each others feeds. This feature is now meant for consumers more than podcasters.
Following works similarly to Twitter. You may follow anyone to receive alerts when they put out new content but it is a one way interaction.
These changes will allow us to use the friend relationship in a new way to bring more awesome features to our listeners which will ultimately help our producers build their audiences. If you have any specific questions about this please use our Pro Support service to open a support ticket and we will answer your questions.