Via the New York Times:
Who in the world is DaShiv?
Well, in one sense he is Bob Hsiao, a 28-year-old part-time wedding photographer from Berkeley, Calif., who does not have a girlfriend and lives with a roommate.
But thanks to a particular wrinkle of Internet culture, DaShiv is a star, an internationally famous portrait photographer, feted and fawned over during his 10-day visit to New York. This fame is not thanks to his own blog. He doesn’t have one. Nor has he scored big by creating a clever YouTube video or a flashy MySpace page.
DaShiv’s notoriety stems from the popularity of the comments and photos he posts on blogs run by other people.
There are those who have blogs. Then there are those who leave comments on other people’s blogs, sometimes lots and lots of comments, sometimes nasty, clever, brilliant, monumentally stupid or filthy comments.