Seriously (a PUMA) writing at The Confluence:
Seriously, on April 8th, 2009 at 3:50 am Said:
I think that for people who don’t have much going on in their lives, finding a sense of community on the Internet gets blown out of proportion. For some of the more obsessed Obots, first they felt validated by finding plastic Jesus, then even more so by finding other like minded people. And like myiq says, it creates a form of tribalism–this void in their lives has been filled by this virtual community, and they grossly overreact and man the barricades in response to any perceived threat. It was pretty clear how overrinvested and lacking in perspective some of these people were t during the primary when they were calling people’s bosses and so on
Oh wait, she was talking about us? Because it really seems to explain their community better…
I know that none of us “blogstalkers” seek each other out in real life to cry or commiserate. We enjoy laughing at the PUMAs, but that’s pretty much it. It’s not a community that shares anything other than a severe case of SIWOTI syndrome.