On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.
There was a flickr user that got a lot of people's attention in recent months, called Ramona Dixon. Recently it has become apparent that she was a fabrication. At the end her creator claimed that "Ramona" was undergoing surgery for a brain tumour, which was very upsetting for many people who thought they knew her. Then she, and her apparent girlfriend, disappeared.
This New Yorker cartoon, literally from the dawn of the Internet, says it all...
Explore: May 29th, 2006.