Followers are people who do just that–they can see your public profile and the news feed items you add.
Connections are more than followers; they share the privilege that you invited them to enjoy, to interact more with you and your entourage.
You have control over this choice of categories.
Adapted for today’s Back to Basics Tuesday tip, from a new slide I created on this topic:
Shepherd your flock efficiently.
Know who belongs, and doesn’t, with the flock.
As the leader, it’s up to you to manage this.