Friday, September 08, 2006

Lonelygirl 15 Mystery!

This whole thing is kind of wierd. It is intriguing, nevertheless:

Lonelygirl15 appears to be an innocent, home-schooled 16-year-old, pouring her heart out for her video camera in the privacy of her bedroom. But since May, her brief posts on the video-sharing site YouTube and the social networking hub MySpace have launched a Web mystery eagerly followed by her million-plus viewers: Who is this sheltered ingenue who calls herself "Bree," and is she in some sort of danger — or, worse, the tool of some giant marketing machine?

No one has publicly come forward to lay claim to her work, but she is starting to look as connected in Hollywood as any starlet. Three lonelygirl15-obsessed amateur Web sleuths set up a sting using tracking software that appears to show that e-mails sent from a lonelygirl15 account came from inside the offices of the Beverly Hills-based talent agency Creative Artists Agency.
There's something to do with 10-12-6, Aleister Crowley's birthday, whom she is obsessed with. She's hinted at a ritual, etc. If this is just the setup for a horror movie, someone in Hollywood is brilliant -- her video blogs have been receiving 200,000 to 600,000 views a piece.

The wierd things technology comes up with...