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.
Ladies take notes!
Met this girl online YESTERDAY, and she’s already trying to learn more about me, not just hook up. It’s called conversation. Learn it. pic.twitter.com/8RrpYG80TV
— nick (@nickturani) December 27, 2019
Even 'Catfish' host Nev Schulman appreciated the joke:
I’m rooting for ya buddy! https://t.co/GvegajIPGO
— Nev Schulman (@NevSchulman) December 27, 2019
And people generally applauded him for the subtleties...
— viannie (@subway_ratt) December 27, 2019
But others spectacularly failed to get it.
sounds like shes tryin to get into his email
— ryan siew (@Ryan_Siew) December 27, 2019
She’s trying to hack into your account bro
— Pearl (@Pearlgp_) December 27, 2019
Half the comments in here: pic.twitter.com/E3hMyVTlGx
— Type O Socialist (@RetroBerner) December 27, 2019
I think she’s trying to guess one of your passwords...
— Chris Harkins (@ChrisHarks19) December 27, 2019
The amount of people not getting the joke is staggering
— James (@JTrotman13) December 27, 2019
the amount of people not getting the joke is making me nervous lmao
— falco 🥀🖤 (@falconpetal) December 27, 2019
Nevertheless, with almost 1 million 'likes', more people certainly know his name.