The weblog world was smaller back then and as a college student I was really into it. The launch of a new blog -- and a **collaborative** one at that was a real event. It didn't happen every day (or multiple times a second) back then.
Did I fist see it linked from Camworld or Infosift maybe? I don't remember exactly, but it was sometime soon after the sight launched in 1999, and I've been an ardent reader ever since.
When Glenn Beck Plagiarized Me
Back when Glenn Beck was a mere right wing radio talk show host, his website flagrantly copied and modified a piece I had written.
I asked for advice and help, and eventually there was a front page post that helped bring light to the issue and documented what happened in real time. The issue was positively resolved, and there's ample evidence of what happened preserved.