About a year ago I picked up a pair of hitchhiking sisters who I convinced to stay with us a few days while they had the kitten they'd found treated for infections. While here, they turned me onto a website I'd never heard of called Lookatthisfuckingoogle.tumblr.com. It's primarily a spot for train kids to post photos.
Since then I check in on it at least once a week and it's become a place where I can waste hours a day. I've seen all the photos, but attached to each are often notes from members liking the photo or making a comment. Each member has a tumblr and clicking the link leads to multiple pages of odds and ends. Notes, gifs, pics, quotes, all chosen by idiosyncratic people in their idiosyncratic ways. It's a reminder that, as we drift ever further apart as individuals, we remain ensconced in a larger community, and even if I never meet any of these people, I feel attached not to them but to the same thing they're attached to. The site acts as an umbilicus between us.