People flocked to Egypt for jobs and food.
For years, tech grads had reason to stay in Ontario, but if the community withers, more could flock to Silicon Valley.
But more people than ever flocked to online communities in 2012, and the opportunity for fame increased exponentially.
The economy suffered, however, from the 1972-74 drought and rising unemployment as farm workers flocked into the cities.
Roger and Hilary combine a 600-strong sheep flock with turkey rearing and a 25-strong sucker herd - with all calves reared for beef - on their farm at 31 Ballygowan, Road, Kells.