Back in 1998-99 I was working at Borders Book & Music headquarters in Ann Arbor, MI. I was part of a team building their first e-commerce site. Doing the blogging thing way back then, there were just a handful of people on the Internet who I kept track of due to their talent. One of them was Matt Haughey. I emailed him and asked him if he'd be interested in relocating to Michigan for a job with Borders. He was still at UCLA then and declined.
A little while later, I got an invite to Metafilter.
The Kaycee Nicole Hoax
This whole episode opened my eyes to how twisted and insane people can be online, especially the ones who are addicted to getting attention any way they can.