Author Topic: Inside the World of Online Trolls: article from this Sunday's NY Times Magazine  (Read 9723 times)

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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/03/magazine/03trolls-t.html?_r=1&oref=slogin&ref=magazine&pagewanted=all

4chan mutants referenced, etc.

The actual title of the article is Malwebolence, which is itself troll-worthy.

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Some people just have the ability to look exactly like what they are.

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Best quote:

"read Kant, JS Mill, Bentham, Singer, etc. Noobs.Ē

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That was intense. I need to step away from my computer for a while. Ick.

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barf indeed.

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Wow.
Worst of the worst.

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Plus that douche in the picture appears to actually be a Nazi.  I think we need to assemble a squad of time-traveling vigilantes to go back in time and molest him.
Oh, good heavens. I didnít realize. I send my condolences out to the rest of the OíConnor family.

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Plus that douche in the picture appears to actually be a Nazi.  I think we need to assemble a squad of time-traveling vigilantes to go back in time and molest him.

During my teenage years I knew at least two dudes who looked almost exactly like him and they both thought taunting me with anti-Semitic remarks was a laff riot. There has to be some kind of connection.
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Well, obviously it's genes.  They're like a master race of trolls.
Oh, good heavens. I didnít realize. I send my condolences out to the rest of the OíConnor family.

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All I can say is, "Mattathias" is an interesting first name.

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Plus that douche in the picture appears to actually be a Nazi.  I think we need to assemble a squad of time-traveling vigilantes to go back in time and molest him.

Then he'd just end up like the other troll in the article.

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All I can say is, "Mattathias" is an interesting first name.

My thoughts too. I know plenty of people called Matt, Mathias and Mattias, but Mattathias? Overdoing it.

That article was very depressing by the way. Losing faith in humanity, etc and so on.

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All I can say is, "Mattathias" is an interesting first name.

My thoughts too. I know plenty of people called Matt, Mathias and Mattias, but Mattathias? Overdoing it.

That article was very depressing by the way. Losing faith in humanity, etc and so on.

I know. I've been bummed out all day after reading that.

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After reading the article, I tried to cheer myself up by watching Ken Loach's latest laff-fest, It's a Free World. SPOILER ALERT: It made me even more depressed. Completely destroyed any hopes and dreams for the future of our society I might have had.

Then when I left my apartment a neighbor had put up a note saying that someone had broken into his apartment and completely cleaned out the place. In broad daylight. And no-one saw a thing.

Have a great weekend everybody  :-\

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Then when I left my apartment a neighbor had put up a note saying that someone had broken into his apartment and completely cleaned out the place. In broad daylight. And no-one saw a thing.


The Norwegian mafia must be moving over to there, too.

 

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