"One day Collier took his curiosity a little further and began to compile a list of comments from a particularly prolific member on IMDB.com (the Internet Movie Database).
He realized, viewed as a whole, the comments created something close to a profile or character sketch of the person writing them.
Collier took the concept to McSweeney's founder Dave Eggers, who liked the idea. Collier has featured 10 commenters since March.
"The good ones reveal themselves — after a lot of looking — to be kind of characters," Collier says. "They're not an exact representation of who this person is, but they are real characters." "
NPR Internet Commenters: This Is You