I know this may sound weird and I hope everyone doesn't mind me asking it here, but I've had a hard time finding people online that are into electronics and are online regularly. Not really small numbers of people, just smaller than I expect. Obviously Chiphacker is a place where a lot of those good citizens gather, in fact I've seen the names of people I interact with on Twitter or other sites; but I can't help wondering why there are so few online (in relation to programmers, marketers, PR people, lawyers, you name it).
So what is it?
Are there not that many people out there developing and working on electronics? (perhaps the perceived number is smaller because older people working on electronics aren't online as much?)
Are more of them too busy to get online to talk about it?
Are they scattered and hanging out in other dark corners of the internet? (i.e. are there other sites that I'm missing?)
Are the majority online but not social enough to participate?
I know it's kind of a silly and whiney sounding question...but I'm just perplexed. If you look at the number of people that are online every day and look at the (low relative to all internet) traffic numbers of sites like these and others, you'd think people would gravitate towards one site or another over time (maybe they have with Wired or EETimes or something?).
Anyway, I would love to hear what you tihnk or to be told that I'm being dumb and to just go about my business. If this question doesn't fit well on ChipHacker, I can always take it down.