Vejam no The Lonelygirl That Really Wasn’t – New York Times, o mistério resolvido da Lonelygirl15 que tem feito rolar discussões a partir de vídeos no YouTube. O interessante foi a forma como fãs e internautas descobriram a coisa (caça a IPs, blogs, fóruns…). A farsa da rede (o vídeo era para ser visto como um videoblog real, mas logo houve muitas desconfianças e a coisa esquentou) desvendada pelas armas da rede!
By VIRGINIA HEFFERNAN and TOM ZELLER Jr.
Published: September 13, 2006
A nearly four-month-old Internet drama in which the cryptic video musings of a fresh-faced teenager became the obsession of millions of devotees – themselves divided over the very authenticity of the videos, or who was behind them or why – appears to be in its final act.
The woman who plays Lonelygirl15 on the video-sharing site YouTube.com has been identified as Jessica Rose, a 20-ish resident of New Zealand and Los Angeles and a graduate of the New York Film Academy. And the whole project appears to be the early serialized version of what eventually will become a movie.”
Matt Foremski, the 18-year-old son of Tom Foremski, a reporter for the blog Silicon Valley Watcher, was the first to disinter a trove of photographs of the familiar-looking actress, who portrayed the character named Bree in the videos. The episodes suggested Bree was the home-schooled daughter of strictly religious parents who was able to find the time to upload video blogs of her innermost thoughts.