Today's Feel-Good Internet Story Comes With A Slightly Wary Aftertaste

This Metafilter thread in which two young Russian women who came to the States with a murky promise of “employment” as “hostesses” at a club in Brooklyn and were eventually diverted from that plan is pretty compelling reading, if simultaneously terrifying. (Especially when one thinks about all the people who are in similar situations, but who don’t have friends that are hooked into large online communities such as the linked one.)