I am looking for any good examples of creating a social media like app where I can follow certain users. I have a lot of the app done but creating a follower/following reference in Firebase is kicking my butt. Most examples in GIT appear to be old and really useless. Anyone have any pointers - that would be well appreciated!
Your question is quite off-topic for these forums. You might want to find communities that focus specifically on Firebase, for example, the respective subreddit — you will have much more chances to receive a quality answer there.