Tag Archives: trolls

What makes trolls so angry?

The question remains: what drives this level of anger [by Internet commenters]? Dr Stephen Harrington, who lectures in media and communication at QUT’s Creative Industries Faculty, says much of the aggression comes from people’s disappointment that the online world still … Continue reading

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Creation story for the phrase “internet troll”

I don’t know if this is true, but it certainly helps me… A troll is one who engages in trolling. Comes from fishing, i.e. a commercial troller baits hooks on lines, and trails them in the water behind the boat … Continue reading

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Trolls trolls trolls TROLLS

I am sanely jealous of Leaving Babylon and its author. It has more regular commenters (ok, that includes me) than Dwight Towers. And a focus (DT is pretty scattergun, no?). And its author writes absolutely bloody brilliantly. Limpid, witty, clever … Continue reading

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Trolls trolls trolls

In real life (also known as ‘meatspace’ by 30 or 40 something cyber-wannabes like me), if you ‘troll’ you get uninvited to parties, nobody phones you, you are basically a billy-no-mates. In “cyberspace” there is always a new conversation to … Continue reading

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