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26th Jun '17 8:42:47 PM FPSCanarussia
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* With modern region-specific algorithms, it is sometimes possible to accidentally find someone you know IRL online randomly. Some people may, for instance, comment on a reddit thread without realizing it was posted by a friend of their's.
26th Jun '17 8:22:35 PM FPSCanarussia
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** Actually, it's just the 'first' result they get. Considering they are using a Russian search engine and a plane crash is not exactly minor news, it is perfectly reasonable for the news story to be the first relevant result.
25th Jun '17 5:05:52 AM HalcyonDayz
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* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' averts this one. Late in the series, Sakaki types in a search engine "cats", a super-generic search term, and gets thousands and thousands of random matches; then she types "Iriomote cat", also a rather generic search term, and it looks like one of the very first matches is a news article about [[spoiler:an Iriomote mountain cat that died after getting run over by a car, who also seems to be Mayaa's mother]]. Note that the Iriomote cat is a very endangered (due to the erosion of his habitat) species found only in Japan (and very beloved by the japanese as one of their last wild animals) with a population of under 100. A news item about such a rare animal [[spoiler:being killed by a car]] would likely rank highly in most search engines as a very popular news story.

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* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' averts this one. Late in the series, Sakaki types in a search engine "cats", a super-generic search term, and gets thousands and thousands of random matches; then she types "Iriomote cat", also a rather generic search term, and it looks like one of the very first matches is a news article about [[spoiler:an Iriomote mountain cat that died after getting run over by a car, who also seems to be Mayaa's mother]]. Note that the Iriomote cat is a very endangered (due to the erosion of his habitat) species found only in Japan (and very beloved by the japanese Japanese as one of their last wild animals) with a population of under 100. A news item about such a rare animal [[spoiler:being killed by a car]] would likely rank highly in most search engines as a very popular news story.



* In ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' (set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture) a character has the username "M" which he apparently uses for everything online. That implies a small Internet indeed. ''Chobits'' also has a technical example where the protagonists visit a video platform and download a video about an incident they occured fairly recently - it's basicly a point-and-done matter because finding said video and downloading it was finished in barely 10 seconds. [[spoiler:Turns out the incredible download speed happened because the house was wired with military-grade technology which allows truly insane leaps.]]

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* In ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' (set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture) a character has the username "M" which he apparently uses for everything online. That implies a small Internet indeed. ''Chobits'' also has a technical example where the protagonists visit a video platform and download a video about an incident they occured occurred fairly recently - it's basicly basically a point-and-done matter because finding said video and downloading it was finished in barely 10 seconds. [[spoiler:Turns out the incredible download speed happened because the house was wired with military-grade technology which allows truly insane leaps.]]



* Played with in an issue of ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'' when Charlotte the harpy inadvertantly slows a fully-fledged comic book supercomputer down to a crawl by naively trying to "download the internet".

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* Played with in an issue of ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'' when Charlotte the harpy inadvertantly inadvertently slows a fully-fledged comic book supercomputer down to a crawl by naively trying to "download the internet".



** As of mid 2017[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Size_of_Wikipedia]] English Wikipedia has over 42 ''million'' pages.



* In the ''Series/{{Boston Legal}}'' episode "BL-Los Angeles", Alan Shore was arguing to a jury that a client (a recent participant on a small-time "reality TV" show, played by Jeri Ryan) was unreasonably harrassed by paparazzi who could track her every move via people reporting "sightings" of her on the internet. In his arguments, he shared personal details of various jurors and court personnel, which he said he gleaned from simple searches on them on the internet--and the jurors were visibly shocked at how much information could be had by any stranger who knew their name and the general area where they lived.

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* In the ''Series/{{Boston Legal}}'' episode "BL-Los Angeles", Alan Shore was arguing to a jury that a client (a recent participant on a small-time "reality TV" show, played by Jeri Ryan) was unreasonably harrassed harassed by paparazzi who could track her every move via people reporting "sightings" of her on the internet. In his arguments, he shared personal details of various jurors and court personnel, which he said he gleaned from simple searches on them on the internet--and the jurors were visibly shocked at how much information could be had by any stranger who knew their name and the general area where they lived.
19th May '17 10:33:49 PM nombretomado
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* Take any case of someone famous, usually someone older and [[TheNewRockAndRoll slightly befuddled by new media and particularly social networking]], who is shocked, shocked! to find that people can and will impersonate them on sites like {{Twitter}} and Website/{{Facebook}}. Boston talk-radio host [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_Severin Jay Severin]] recently discovered that, as with pretty much anybody with a visible position in media or entertainment, some fake accounts had been created under his name. Apparently he was unaware that this was even possible, judging by his urgent tone as he explained to listeners that someone -- who was not him! -- had actually ''typed his name into a profile'' and even ''found a picture of him online to go with the account''. What do they think -- that when you create a Facebook account somebody comes to your house with something for you to sign?

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* Take any case of someone famous, usually someone older and [[TheNewRockAndRoll slightly befuddled by new media and particularly social networking]], who is shocked, shocked! to find that people can and will impersonate them on sites like {{Twitter}} Website/{{Twitter}} and Website/{{Facebook}}. Boston talk-radio host [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_Severin Jay Severin]] recently discovered that, as with pretty much anybody with a visible position in media or entertainment, some fake accounts had been created under his name. Apparently he was unaware that this was even possible, judging by his urgent tone as he explained to listeners that someone -- who was not him! -- had actually ''typed his name into a profile'' and even ''found a picture of him online to go with the account''. What do they think -- that when you create a Facebook account somebody comes to your house with something for you to sign?
3rd May '17 8:34:44 PM PaulA
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* The MacGuffin in ''Count Zero'', the conclusion of Creator/WilliamGibson's ''Literature/SprawlTrilogy'', is an "Aleph": a portable gray box containing a duplicate of the entire contents of {{cyberspace}}.

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* The MacGuffin in ''Count Zero'', ''Literature/CountZero'', the conclusion of Creator/WilliamGibson's ''Literature/SprawlTrilogy'', is an "Aleph": a portable gray box containing a duplicate of the entire contents of {{cyberspace}}.
12th Apr '17 5:28:23 PM Nulono
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* In an episode of {{Numb3rs}}, the investigators set an alarm to trigger whenever someone logs onto IRC as "The_Fist" or Oozemeister". Apparently, there's only one IRC server in the world, and handles are never shared or changed.

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* In an episode of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2rGTXHvPCQ one scene]] from {{Numb3rs}}, the investigators set an alarm to trigger whenever someone logs onto IRC as "The_Fist" or Oozemeister". Apparently, there's only one IRC server in the world, and handles are never shared or changed.
12th Apr '17 5:25:46 PM Nulono
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* In an episode of {{Numb3rs}}, the investigators set an alarm to trigger whenever someone logs onto IRC as "The_Fist" or Oozemeister". Apparently, there's only one IRC server in the world, and handles are never shared or changed.
11th Apr '17 7:58:12 PM Camwood
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* This trope happens a lot when somebody has been on the internet for a long time, and on a lot of different websites; given everywhere one person has been, it's not uncommon for people to recognize others on completely different websites.
2nd Apr '17 3:39:14 PM Discar
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->''"I love how even our main character knows so little about what is going on he seriously types in ''light and dark'' into Website/{{Google}}. Not only are those the most generic and worthless words to type into a google search engine, but your first 100 entries would still probably be interracial porn."''

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->''"I love how even our main character knows so little about what is going on he seriously types in ''light 'light and dark'' dark' into Website/{{Google}}. Not only are those the most generic and worthless words to type into a google search engine, but your first 100 entries would still probably be interracial porn."''
25th Mar '17 3:06:47 AM eroock
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->''"I love how even our main character knows so little about what is going on he seriously types in ''light and dark'' into Website/{{Google}}. Not only are those the most generic and worthless words to type into a google search engine, but your first 100 entries would still probably be interracial porn."''\\
--'''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Miles Antwiler]]''' [[http://moviemoses.wordpress.com/2010/02/05/the-seeker-the-dark-is-rising-2007-david-l-cunningham/ on]] ''Film/TheSeeker'' (2007)

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->''"I love how even our main character knows so little about what is going on he seriously types in ''light and dark'' into Website/{{Google}}. Not only are those the most generic and worthless words to type into a google search engine, but your first 100 entries would still probably be interracial porn."''\\
--'''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment
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-->-- '''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment
Miles Antwiler]]''' [[http://moviemoses.wordpress.com/2010/02/05/the-seeker-the-dark-is-rising-2007-david-l-cunningham/ on]] ''Film/TheSeeker'' (2007)
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