What is the difference between following a site/person and favorite a site/person?

When you click on the "Follow" button in a site, any new site content will appear on your home dashboard "Latest" tiles and on the "Activity" icon on the left hand navigation. You do not have to go to the sites one by one to see the new content. You can see all the content from the sites you follow on the "Activity" page.

When people posts on the site feed, those feed posts will also appear on your home feed.

When you follow a person, that's person's blog posts will appear in the "Activity" page under  the "Blog Posts" filter. The user's feed posts will also appear on your home feed.




If you click on the star next to a content/people/site, it means you have favorited that content/people/site for easy navigation. You can find all your favorites by clicking on the star icon at the top.