Saturday, June 10, 2006

Fascinating

Check out this guy, Evan. He lost his T-Mobile sidekick in Manhattan, where he lives (he's a fashion photographer or something) and has sought revenge for a few days straight now. You wouldn't believe the leads he's getting from these stupid, stupid people he's tracking down. He filed police reports and everything, and even major news media out lets (1010 AM WINS in New York City) has gotten a hold of his story.

This has become an internet sensation, but be careful when you read these entries, because they are fucking long. It's exhaustive, even, but it builds up a strange tension. My favorite, most telling part of this serial is:

"I love you guys and I respect the attention you have given this page...But you need to realize something... THE REAL WORLD DOES NOT MOVE AT THE SAME SPEED AS THE WORLD ON THE INTERNET. I don't know how else to explain it... I can't PUSH the police into moving any faster."

Mark my words, this will go down in internet cultural history. In the future, our private dicks and investigative journalists will be exclusively web-based and this will be the antecedent.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Einarsson Jackson said...

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6/10/2006 1:50 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

Now if only we could harness this electronic mob support for crime victims who have more important things than their luxury gadgets to worry about. And while they're covering this, why don't reporters try to keep track of all the rape, homicide and police brutality that people continue to ignore?

6/12/2006 12:30 AM  
Blogger Matt Gilmour said...

Did Mr or Mrs Jackson above have a stroke? What is up with that comment?

6/12/2006 4:18 PM  

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