Sunday, May 31, 2015

Trolling in the Meatspace Wild

For those unclear on the concept—as many on the Interwebs seem to be— “trolling” refers to activity designed specifically to elicit a extremely negative reaction, namely, rage.

As illustrated here, this is not confined to deliberately incendiary remarks in the comments sections of pages on the Wide Weird Web:

As the Twitter user from whom I’d swiped this photo remarked, “Some people just want to watch the world burn.”