@LollaLeaks is a fraud

February 20, 2012

In the not-so-grand tradition of Dan Sinker's @MayorEmanuel, the mysterious Tweeter behind @LollaLeaks has exposed himself as a fraud, writing on Tumblr that "I’ve been f---ing with you this whole time. I started @LollaLeaks as a bit of an experiment. Could one 'anonymous' person throw a random lineup on the internet and get people to believe it?"

This blog suspected as much when it wrote about the leaker last week. But it maintains that the most amusing thing about the prank was Perry Farrell's absurd (over-)reaction, while the most revealing aspect was the way the stunt illuminated what it called "the Lollapalooza guessing game."