Troll: A New Phenomenon?

11 Sep

Definition from Wikipedia: In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory,[2] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as a forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response[3] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.[4] The noun troll may refer to the provocative message itself, as in: “That was an excellent troll you posted.”

I got to know about this when my gp teacher discussed about it in class. It sounds interesting to me and I went to check it out. I found out that there are many people trolling on the internet and making  jokes out of it. Before I knew about this, I have actually came across Trollers on the internet such as in Facebook and sometimes in YouTube. I didn’t know they are Trollers and I just thought they are just being plain lame. So given its increasing popularity, is trolling a new phenomenon in the online world?

There are a lot of trolls on the internet and most of them are really funny. I found a few screenshots and pictures of trolls from this website: Check this out:)

Funny Yahoo Answers

What every girl wants

Scaring my friend on facebook

Why so serious? facebook trolling


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