but indeed people often seem to think the two are interchangeable or at least "invented" at the same time
(maybe you just glanced the comment and the IN in invented threw you off, assuming he was was saying something about the internet? )
But really how can anyone be truly surprised about that. It is not a new thing that some people that have hardly any skill accomplishment or contribution to their name are popular.
( kind of getting tired of this is an outrage comments... yeahyeah we know... move on...)