Sometimes I don't understand the whole internet "thing" - which is a little odd as I belong to several very strong "communities" on the web; one, over 12 years old - has a very strong 3-D presence as well; another has morphed several times over the years but is likewise present in both my electronic and "real" life.
I've always maintained that web presence can be compared to the type of life long relationships that sometimes occurred between pen-pals (I had an "aunt" growing up who I never met...but she was as much a part of our life as the aunts-by-blood we saw frequently) - yet sometimes things on the web catch me by surprise. Usually when they pertain to me, personally.
take the MMarioKKnits yahoo group. It floors me that over 725 people in the last 4 months have come, signed up, and STAYED at a group that is primarily devoted to my knitting. What? Why? HUH?
Not that i'm complaining, I just don't understand it. And while I know some of the comments made when putting in the mandatory )say something so we know you're not a spammer-comments on signing up could well be pure flattery - it amazes me how often they run to "so and so told me about you" or "I keep seeing references to . . ."
heck - I'm a good web-searcher and *I* can't find that many.
oh well - lie back and enjoy it, I guess.