Have known about the farms for a long time, and have been a lolcow orbiter (Chris Chan mostly) via ED and the cwcki. for a long time now. It was the recent live streams, starting with Shmorky, I think, that brought me into the fold.
I was researching blocklists on Twitter to find out who was behind them, KF had a lot of good information on who started this trend. I also read the threads about Youtube e-celebs. Knew two or three things about a particular e-celeb, shared some of what I knew in their thread, started reading and contributing to other threads, stuck around for the lulz because folks here have a good sense of humour here about the insanity of the world we live in.
I had seen the farms a few times trying to figure out what was going on with ADF. Jonathan Yaniv was the one that made me create an account. I did go on a Rachel McKinnon kick but he only has one response to anything. Of all these clowns the PhD is the biggest bore.