I am wondering if there are any links to articles or resources available online, or explanations that you can give, that would help me to understand the concept of a public key ring, and why I might (or might not) want to publish my public key to one or another of them.
In other words, I have a basic understanding (I hope) of how PKI works and why I'd publish my public key to a keyserver so people can find me, but I'm unclear on what these different rings mean, or what their application is.
I'm wondering what would be a good analogy for them? Like, Google+ circles? I am looking for a better understanding of this concept.