Thar Be Trolls

I find myself still thinking about yesterday’s story about road rage and the trolling its spawned in comment sections galore. Mostly consisting of death threats and hate. That seems to be who we have become as a people.

I found a post I like on the topic of healthier responses to trolls. It offers three key points on how to view trolls in a different way. I think the points make sense although they might be a skosh overly optimistic on humanity itself.

It also includes an extremely disturbing example of religion-based extreme trolling that took my breath away. Wow.

This is my reblog of the week.

Jana Riess – Religion News: The care and feeding of Mormon trolls: A guest post by Stephanie Lauritzen

2 responses

  1. That was an awesome post she wrote. I take critcism very personally. Sounds like those trolls seem to have the same violent mentality of the original Mormans.

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  2. Good gravy.

    That sort of stuff makes me feel a little queasy.

    I haven’t quite figured out the utility of trolling. Does it really change peoples’ minds? Their behavior?

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