The internet can be a wonderful place, where connections are formed, bonds are made, jokes shared and information passed around.

It can also be a place where the subtleties of a gag can be lost in the mire - which is exactly what's happened with Twitter user Nick Turani.

Turani posted a jokey screenshot of a conversation with his new 'girlfriend', where the object of his affection (who had used images from stock photo website Shutterstock) was clearly fishing for security information.

Even 'Catfish' host Nev Schulman appreciated the joke:

And people generally applauded him for the subtleties...

But others spectacularly failed to get it.


Nevertheless, with almost 1 million 'likes', more people certainly know his name.