I am following
works with SharePoint 2013 only, on-prem or with O365 / SharePoint Online
A new feature in SharePoint 2013 is „Following“. Users can follow nearly everything in SharePoint 2013. Not so nice is the fact that you only can get an overview of WHAT you are following using your MySite.
To get information about what a user is following we need to use a REST API call. MSDN documentation for this can be found here:
A more detailed description about the Following Feature can be found on my blog:
You get a JSON result set with information which documents, persons and sites the user fired the query is following.
Using this JSON result and some jQuery magic we can generate a WebPart containing this information in a list view or in METRO style