By this "type" of site I mean a typology forum site...or rather an anonymous site focused mostly on people.
What type of person (strictly speaking from outside the bounds of typology) would be attracted to this type of site? Another way of asking this would be, what type of historical figures would frequent this site?
4chaners, for example, seem to be a group of intelligent "rebels without a cause" types who enjoy shock humor and the absurd. I'd imagine someone like a teenage Che Guevara enjoying the site (though admittedly my knowledge of him comes is limited to wikipedia and other random sources..).
I'd imagine a lot of the modern day artists can be found on sites like deviantart and artforum.
Journalists on blog forums. Social activists on twitter and facebook and the like.
What type of people are we?
Secondly, if we can isolate what type of people we are it should be possible to figure out what function (traditionally speaking) our types have filled within society throughout the ages. What would your best guess be as to what that function is?
And thirdly, going forward, in the context of a society increasingly intertwined with technological advances (mainly the internet), what are "our types" destined to become? What role will we play in the future?
Why are we here (as opposed to youtube, facebook, etc)? What does that say about us? Where have we been? Where are we going?