Does Wordpress give you the option of following other people's blogs? On Blogger there is a dashboard where you can enter all of the blogs you want to follow, and then when those bloggers publish something new, the title and the first couple of sentences of their new posts appear in a scroll down list that you can see in front of you. Does Wordpress have anything like that? Can you follow blogs from other platforms there?
I'm asking because I know somebody who wants to become a blogger but doesn't know which platform to choose. (Is it even called a platform?)
Also any general thoughts on which blogging platform is the best will be appreciated. (Buying one's own domain is out of the question for this person.)