The Huffington Post has listed their picks for the 19 strangest social networks on the web, and as their #1 pick they have included RAVELRY!! I knew these people were nuts, but they have lumped Ravelry in with "Lost Zombies", "My Free Implants" (where women who want implants look for men to pay for them), "Vampire Freaks", "fubar" (an on-line pub...seriously?), "Psychics and Mediums Network", "HAMSTERster" (a network for people who love their hamsters), and "Line for Heaven" a network for people competing to score points that will get them into heaven (beam me up, Scotty).
Not only has Huffington Post slandered Ravelry by including them in this list of substance-less networks, they have also smeared by inclusion other respectable sites, such as "myChurch" a social network for churches, "eons" a social network for baby-boomers who don't want to retire yet, and "cafemom" an on-line support group for mothers. I always knew this Huffington loon was off the deep end, but how she equates "a place for knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, weavers and dyers to keep track of their yarn, tools, project and pattern information, and look to others for ideas and inspiration" with "My Free Implants" is beyond human comprehension. To add insult to injury there is a scale one may use to rate the 19 listed networks, ranging from "crazy" to "kinda mainstream".
In short, I think the Huffington Post missed their own point by not including themselves on this list.