Well I tried it.
I only told a couple of people, I was more interested in following a few things than posting updates.
Within a couple of days I got my first random follower. It was a spambot, which was blocked.
Today I got my second random follower. Another spambot, quickly blocked.
On my “followers” page, the one legit follower I had wasn’t showing.
I have now deleted my account. What a pile of cack! Even the things I was keen on following post crap. I was dubious about it from the start but thought I’d check it out to see what all the fuss was about… which turns out to be yet another target for spam. I’m actually enjoying Failbook (I have it quite well tied down and have only had two random friends requests in the three months since I joined) but this… it really is for people who have a lot of time for nothing, from what I can see. I certainly don’t have that sort of time and no longer wonder what I’m missing out on. It’s sod all.