In 2006, Twitter was just a few months old, your MySpace Top 8 was prime real estate and lonelygirl15 captivated the internet with her first vlog.
What started as a series of webcam videos, filmed by a 16-year-old girl in her bedroom, lonelygirl15 soon turned into a massive sensation, pulling in millions of views. But after just a few months, 16-year-old Bree was revealed to be actress Jessica Lee Rose and the whole series was exposed as a scripted hoax.
Sure, the action started to get weird when small-town Bree started talking about her precious blood and a mysterious society called "The Order," but the mid-naughties were weird.
Now, lonelygirl15 (still played by Lee Rose, albeit 10 years older) is back online with a new video, "Whatever Happened To lonelygirl15?" We still don't totally know what's going on, and "Bree" is talking a lot of cultish garble about blood, "the ceremony" and "selection." We smell another attempt at going viral.