Friday, August 01, 2008

Internet Trolls Examined

The New York Times Has an article on Internet Trolls coming SUnday.

“Malwebolence - The Trolls Among Us”

In the late 1980s, Internet users adopted the word “troll” to denote someone who intentionally disrupts online communities. Early trolling was relatively innocuous, taking place inside of small, single-topic Usenet groups. The trolls employed what the M.I.T. professor Judith Donath calls a “pseudo-naïve” tactic, asking stupid questions and seeing who would rise to the bait.

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