Shortly after the rise of the blogosphere Abraham Lincoln hosted a dinner party at his Cabin Estate and birthplace in Hodgenville, Kentucky.
After this dinner Abraham Lincoln read from his unpublished memoir: A Humble Man's Advice For Life in the Information Age. By the fireside he read many portions, but the section that most impressed his guests was this one, simple sentence:
"The thing about quotes on the internet is that you cannot confirm their validity."
For the sake of brevity many simply use the acronym ALIW when referring to this tidbit of wisdom.
Luke: Did you read what Justin Bieber said in that TMZ article?
Steve: Yeah, but I'm going with Abraham Lincoln's Internet Wisdom on this one.