I start you off with a quote from Shafer that made me giggle and make the o____O face:
The Shafer*: This interweb beast.
The Shafer: It is like a nest for her.
The Shafer: She gathers little bits of data like a bird does twigs and leaves and masses them around herself in a lattice of protective, partially intanglible information.
The Shafer: And then pukes at her young.
*Not his actual screen name