What is the point of following people on this site
To easily find friends, and users you like on Ask.com. Ask.com does not have a member search engine, so following someone enables you to see their questions and answers at any time :)
No point at all. keeps the sheeple busy.
so you get followed back?
Sometimes the people you follow will introduce you to new ideas and new ways of thinking when they answer other people's questions.
I never knew...
Well I follow people for a few reasons... Either I feel like I owe the person, or they find good questions, give good answers, or ask good questions, or I just respect them...