Last week I posted a link to “someone’s analysis of the LonelyGirl15”:http://www.geekfun.com/2006/09/04/lonleygirl15-explore-at-your-own-risk/ phenomenon. In doing so, I misspelled “lonely” as “lonley,” transposing the “e” and the “l.” The result is that I’ve been getting more and more hits as the “news” of lonelygirl15 has reach even local TV stations and newspapers around the United States.
I was suspicious of the whole thing in the first place, and now I’m sick of it. I’m sick of looking at my logs and seeing people flocking to this crass bit of media manipulation.
I do have to give credit to Chris Patterson, Shaina Wedmedyk, and a law student who whishes to remain anonymous. Together, the three lured whoever it is that was checking lonelygirl15s mail on myspace into giving up an IP address, and then managed to track it to the Creative Artists Agency (CAA), a big player in the entertainment industry.