Our culture predisposes us to obsess over being followed, preferably by the greatest number of people possible. 

It seems no one stops to think about the quality of the followers. This is not a commentary on the value of human life but rather the value of the action or inaction that a particular follower may exhibit.

We must ask ourselves if being followed is what matters, for it's own sake.

And we must realize that a follower is only a means to an end - a customer, a promoter etc.