Rare sighting

I caught both the Google and Yahoo spiders here on WCR this morning (see pic).

Stupid allergies have me up tonight.

haha John I was wondering if you were up late or early…

The spiders are always crawling the site. Some spiders I had never even heard of before.

Yeah, now that I’ve noticed it the first time, I’ve seen them on the list several times.

Please excuse my ignorance but what is a spider and what function do they play on the internet and a forum lioke this.

Thx GP

Google, Yahoo, and the search engines have programs that “crawl” the web, taking inventory of what’s out there. These programs are called spiders. This is how the search engines gather information about the web. It’s explained better here How Internet Search Engines Work | HowStuffWorks