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25th Nov '16 6:42:43 PM HersheleOstropoler
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* It is not uncommon on Facebook to find a situation where Alice and Bob have Clara and Don as friends in common, but neither Alice and Bob nor Clara and Don are friends with each other.
20th Nov '16 3:14:33 PM MitchellProductions
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** Brazilians love Facebook and MSN. Skype is skyrocketing in popularity as well, partially because of its future replacement of MSN. Orkut used to be popular, but nowadays you may get laughed at if you say you use it.

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** Brazilians love Facebook and MSN. Skype is skyrocketing in popularity as well, partially because of its future replacement of MSN. Orkut [[DeaderThanDisco used to be popular, but nowadays you may get laughed at if you say you use it.]]
2nd Nov '16 9:39:30 PM JMQwilleran
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** "Rose", the first episode of the revival, averts this to some extent -- when she searches the Net for "The Doctor", of course all it brings up are medical sites. ("Doctor blue box" is apparently specific enough, though.) This search in real life will result in results for the series.

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** "Rose", the first episode of the revival, averts this to some extent -- when she searches the Net for "The Doctor", of course all it brings up are medical sites. ("Doctor blue box" is apparently specific enough, though.) This search in real life will result in results for the series. (Incidentally, as of 2016, the first result on Google for a search regarding "The Doctor" brings up Wikipedia's page on ''Doctor Who'' and four out of the top ten results are related to the series.)
14th Oct '16 5:03:18 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 {{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}} and {{Facebook}}.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?



** ''Film/TheSocialNetwork'' star [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Eisenberg Jesse Eisenberg]] told a story of how when he began the movie he'd never used {{Facebook}}, so he created an account, not wanting to use his own name he created instead a fake [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ira_Glass Ira Glass]]. After the movie came out he was irritated to find people pretending to be him on Facebook- it was not until his appearance on ''Radio/WaitWaitDontTellMe'' that he realized he had in fact done it to someone else.

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** ''Film/TheSocialNetwork'' star [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Eisenberg Jesse Eisenberg]] told a story of how when he began the movie he'd never used {{Facebook}}, Website/{{Facebook}}, so he created an account, not wanting to use his own name he created instead a fake [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ira_Glass Ira Glass]]. After the movie came out he was irritated to find people pretending to be him on Facebook- it was not until his appearance on ''Radio/WaitWaitDontTellMe'' that he realized he had in fact done it to someone else.
12th Oct '16 5:11:03 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* An early episode of ''Series/LawAndOrder'' had detectives discovering the identity of a hacker because his screen name was "[=SlapShot=]" and the suspect was a NY Ranger's hockey fan. Apparently, only one hockey fan in all of Manhattan had a computer with Internet access (no jokes about the actual number of hockey fans in Manhattan or in the American general public, please). PoliceProcedural shows like ''Series/LawAndOrder'' and similar shows (such as ''Series/{{CSI}}'' and ''Series/{{NCIS}}'') will throw in every stereotype they can that fits under this trope, [[TheyJustDidntCare for a variety of reasons]].

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* An early episode of ''Series/LawAndOrder'' had detectives discovering the identity of a hacker because his screen name was "[=SlapShot=]" and the suspect was a NY Ranger's hockey fan. Apparently, only one hockey fan in all of Manhattan had a computer with Internet access (no jokes about the actual number of hockey fans in Manhattan or in the American general public, please). PoliceProcedural shows like ''Series/LawAndOrder'' and similar shows (such as ''Series/{{CSI}}'' and ''Series/{{NCIS}}'') will throw in every stereotype they can that fits under this trope, [[TheyJustDidntCare for a variety of reasons]].trope.
6th Oct '16 5:22:07 PM Bisected8
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And speaking of screen names, everyone gets something short, pithy, relevant, and unique. No one is ever "[=JAnderson789=]" or "[=buffyfan2001=]". Even if you want a short, really hip handle, it will be available as if it were reserved for you. And no one names themselves after characters from other TV shows. Also, everyone has exactly one online identity, which is their email address, instant messaging handle, their handle on every bulletin board, the underground identity by which they're known in the illegal hacking community, and the name they use on [=Usenet=] (caveat: [=Usenet=] never actually exists on TV, except for [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons alt.nerd.obsessive]]. Or [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill alt.conspiracy.]][[BlackHelicopter black.helicopters]]). You'll never run into someone who uses the same handle as you on a different service (There is, after all, only the one service. In TV Land, AOL ''is'', as they claim, the Internet). Email addresses rarely include a domain name.

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And speaking of [[OnlineAlias screen names, names]], everyone gets something short, pithy, relevant, and unique. No one is ever "[=JAnderson789=]" or "[=buffyfan2001=]". Even if you want a short, really hip handle, it will be available as if it were reserved for you. And no one names themselves after characters from other TV shows. Also, everyone has exactly one online identity, which is their email address, instant messaging handle, their handle on every bulletin board, the underground identity by which they're known in the illegal hacking community, and the name they use on [=Usenet=] (caveat: [=Usenet=] never actually exists on TV, except for [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons alt.nerd.obsessive]]. Or [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill alt.conspiracy.]][[BlackHelicopter black.helicopters]]). You'll never run into someone who uses the same handle as you on a different service (There is, after all, only the one service. In TV Land, AOL ''is'', as they claim, the Internet). Email addresses rarely include a domain name.
25th Sep '16 2:08:17 AM unokkun
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* In ''Webcomic/xkcd'' [[https://xkcd.com/908/ #908]], "the Cloud" (yes, all of it) is in a little server in Black Hat's room, which is connected over a cable modem. Apparently "there's a lot of caching".

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* In ''Webcomic/xkcd'' ''{{Webcomic/xkcd}}'' [[https://xkcd.com/908/ #908]], "the Cloud" (yes, all of it) is in a little server in Black Hat's room, which is connected over a cable modem. Apparently "there's there's a lot of caching".caching.
25th Sep '16 2:07:06 AM unokkun
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* In ''Webcomic/xkcd'' [[https://xkcd.com/908/ #908]], "the Cloud" (yes, all of it) is in a little server in Black Hat's room, which is connected over a cable modem. Apparently "there's a lot of caching".
15th Aug '16 7:05:08 AM ChronoLegion
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* PlayedForLaughs in the ''Series/SouthPark'' episode "Over Logging", in which the Internet is threatened by overuse -- and is revealed to consist of a single gigantic router.

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* PlayedForLaughs in the ''Series/SouthPark'' episode "Over Logging", in which the Internet is threatened by overuse -- and is revealed to consist of a single gigantic router. And the problem stems from [[spoiler:nobody knowing that the router needs to be occasionally rebooted]].
15th Aug '16 7:00:01 AM ChronoLegion
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* The show ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' has a fictional [[http://www.johnwatsonblog.co.uk/ tie-in blog]] by John Watson. Its entries never get more than a two-digit number of comments, despite the fact that the blog is supposedly popular enough to bring in new clients, and attract internet trolls during the time Sherlock's reputation is tarnished.

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* The show ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' has a fictional [[http://www.johnwatsonblog.co.uk/ tie-in blog]] by John Watson. Its entries never get more than a two-digit number of comments, despite the fact that the blog is supposedly popular enough to bring in new clients, and attract internet trolls during the time Sherlock's reputation is tarnished. One episode does point out that the counter is stuck, so it's possible the site is buggy.
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