The kind of social network where you mostly talk to people you have a pre-existing connection with. The assumption is that everything you write on Dev is public and intended for strangers to read, so Twitter-esque "private accounts" make no sense.
I'm not sure which part of my post gave you the idea that I was talking about private accounts. Not being able to follow me doesn't make my account private; my content is still public. Anyway, I of course know what "kind of" network dev.to, which is why I've mentioned that it's a feature I don't ever hope to see here.
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