“Lonely girl.” Web advertising goes deep undercover

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.

Read Mystery Fuels Huge Popularity of Web’s Lonelygirl15 from the LA Times with commentary from C|Net, WIRED and C|Net again.

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