Internet Time Machine

Lifestyles of the Fake and Lonely

The truth about pretending to be someone else on the internet

Harris Sockel
Human Parts
Published in
5 min readDec 18, 2019


Illustration: Jesse Zhang

This story is part of the Internet Time Machine, a collection about life online in the 2010s.

CConnor is 27, with green eyes and a dorky grin. His favorite emoji is the shaka (🤙), which he uses to express a casual DTF…