You can follow a person, watch or star a repository to follow updates on what other people are working on and who they're connecting with from your personal dashboard.
To learn about accessing your personal dashboard, see "About your personal dashboard."
When you follow someone on GitHub, you'll get notifications on your personal dashboard about their activity.
Once you are on one of their pages, click the "follow" button.
Watch a repository
At some point you may want to stay up-to-date with a specific repository. When you're on a repository page, you can click the Watch button at the top of the page.
When the owner updates the repository, you'll see what happened in your personal dashboard.
Join the conversation
You can connect with developers around the world in the GitHub Community Forum to ask and answer questions, learn, and interact directly with GitHub staff.
More things you can do
You've done some of the most basic social interaction GitHub has to offer, but don't stop there! Check out these other social features:
You may find yourself wanting to contribute to someone else's project, whether to add features or to fix bugs. After making changes, you can let the original author know about them by sending a pull request.
When you are collaborating on a project with someone, you sometimes come across problems that need to be fixed. Each repository has an Issues section to help you keep track of these problems.
Have you found yourself wishing you could collaborate with multiple people on one project? You can manage everyone with organizations! With an organization you can establish teams with special permissions, have a public organization profile, and keep track of activity within the organization.
Discover interesting projects in the Explore GitHub and Trending page sections. You can then star projects that you find interesting and want to come back to later—just visit your stars page to see all your starred projects.