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LAYNE UPDATE:
SHE'S A MAN, BABY!

Update from the Orkut "Plain Layne Comment Box": One commenter is "99% certain" he knows who the brilliant mind behind Layne is, having once worked for the company(s) where Layne and Acanit's journals first appeared. He presented some compelling information. And it's a dude.

Also? Ryan has claimed plainlayne.dreamhost.com and sedalina.dreamhost.com on behalf of "the people who live in Layne's Comment Box." This is astonishing and, I presume, unprecedented: The blog commenters become the blog. Layne-heads may even continue, or finish, the narrative threads of Layne's life.

We have become Layne.

Developing...

David Grenier is creeped out by post-Layne commenter action

June 17, 2004 at 07:07 PM in Blogumentary, Weblogs | Permalink

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Any explanation from the Orkut dude?

The thing I have to say to the "what's in it for this person?" argument against Layne being fake is: FAME! This person has gotten dozens of people obsessed with his/her stories and now created a whole controversy that everybody's all a-twitter about. I'm not surprised in the least that someone would put that much effort into a fake blog. I think many people who have blogs strive to be "popular" in a sense, and Layne succeeded at that quite handily.

Posted by: jonathan at Jun 17, 2004 10:13:08 PM

I'm going to be disappointed if I find out that Layne has a weiner... Regardless of what the truth is, I'd really like to know. I never got sucked into her (?) blog as much as some... I didn't try to play the counselor game with her, and yet I couldn't help but to check in and read her site from time to time.

Posted by: ryan at Jun 18, 2004 12:29:53 PM

A team of former Plain Layne commenters has put up the Plain Layne archive at "her" old domain name: http://plainlayne.dreamhost.com

Posted by: Ryan Schultz at Jun 21, 2004 9:33:06 PM

Chuck: contact me. I have a digital videocam for only 2 days and I need to know if you still want to send me a list of interview questons to read and respond to on video (I figure that's better than the audioblog thing. Your call...)

--Ryan.

Posted by: Ryan Schultz at Jun 23, 2004 9:34:15 PM