Lenny Russo's Facebook imposter
So just after I finished discussing some of the headaches that anonymous online commenters have caused local restaurateurs, I get a note from Heartland chef/owner Lenny Russo pointing me to his Strib blog where he has written about his Facebook imposter. Seriously. Somebody made a profile for "Chef Lenny Russo," uploaded a few pics of the guy, linked to some friends (he has 12, two of which aren't even people, but a marketing research firm and a hotel). The whole thing is very...odd. Russo, for his part, is concerned that the person who made the page may try to use his identity to con people who believe they are connecting with the "real" Lenny Russo, and wants the page down, stat. He's asking for help in tracking down his imposter: Ed Kohler, can you help?