I have these short bursts of micro-obsessions where I find myself going in deep on a story, subject, or project. Six years ago, I was still in youth ministry, on vacation, and bored. In my spare time I created a search engine and application for youth ministry games because the resources available out there were not cutting it. It was a micro-obsessions, so when I was done with it, I put it on a backup hard drive which has been lost in the clutter.
A recent micro-obsession has been something plaguing the online gaming community. People love to livestream video games which has created a way for many people to make a small living as well as huge fan-bases. This has led to “rival communities” that would do anything to win, include a vile act called SWATing. For the uninitiated, you find out where a livestreamer lives (many people have bad boundaries and it’s easy to find out). Then when you know the person is playing a competitive game against your team, you call the local police of that streamer and falsely report a terrible murder is happening. This leads to the SWAT team crashing into the gamer’s house and disrupting their stream.