Plain Layne (and other fake bloggers) —
The big news in the blogosphere last week was the revelation that a blogger named 'Plain Layne'
wasn't who she said she was. Of course if you, like me, had never heard of Plain Layne before, then the news didn't mean a whole lot. But the people who thought they knew her seemed genuinely shocked.
Plain Layne wrote about her life, and her life happened to be far more exciting and racy than the lives of most people, which is why she had a fairly large following. Jason Kottke has…