Technology & Web

The Struggle of Lee

Around 1999 when I started wasting all my time on the Internet, I came across a site called Urbanexpose.com. It was based in New York and primarily concerned with mocking organisations that ranged from self-proclaimed ‘urban’ dot com’s to media moguls, magazines and media companies. The site was highly entertaining, not only because of the way each article was written but because its author, a person known only as Crispus Attucks, was consistently serving up factual information that seemed to be originating from within the walls of the establishments that he was targeting. Within weeks of its appearance, the site had media hipsters all over New York shaking in their boots; much to the glee of rubberneckers and disgruntled employees who were clearly in on the joke but protected by an anonymous website that nobody could fire or sue for libel.

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