I like the internet. I like Facebook and other social networking sites. But I sometimes wonder about it all. It's cool to be aware of what's going on in other people's lives. I love finding out about people who I once studied with, or went to church with, or whatever. Sometimes though, we just get a very small piece of the story. Like reading a newspaper story and having far more questions then when you started. Sometimes you want to ask a question, but it's been awhile, and you're not sure how to get into those discussions with those old friends. So rather than make a comment you lurk. I do this ALL the time. reading blogs, facebook pages, whatever; often wishing I could contribute something to the conversation, but feel like I am missing too much of the story to say anything. Has this ever happened to you? -> You make a comment on something trying to join a conversation and others just seem to ignore that you said anything? I dislike that, maybe it just says something about me.
So I (or maybe you) lurk and wonder. I am not sure there's anything to do to fix it, but I felt like expressing.