I once told Anil about a blog entry I posted regarding Michael Jackson that ended up becoming innundated with comments from people who have strong feelings about the King of Pop. Anil says that most everyone he knows has a blog posting that has become a community.
Since then I've thought it would be nice to try and put together a list of these accidental spontaneous communities. Today BoingBoing points to another one: Boing Boing: Fools think Bill Gates is reading about their pleas for money.
Gadgetopia's Deane Barker sez: "Check out the comments on this thread. I posted this note about Bill Gates' philanthropy. There are dozens of comments from people who apparently think Bill Gates posted it and will give them money. It's fascinating to read -- what are these people thinking? "
I haven't read all the comments, but just going by my own experience I can predict that there will be people pretending to be Bill Gates who dole out sincere gratitude and advice on behalf of the billionaire and the comments from the confused visitors will be just a little bit sad in their foolishness.