The Science of Internet Trolling
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07-09-2012, 07:23 PM
The Science of Internet Trolling
From Science Friday

"Trolls – call them Internet trolls, if you like – are distant behavioural kin to Plasmodium falciparum, a protozoan parasite that causes malaria in large numbers of human beings. Both kinds of parasite are maddeningly difficult to suppress. They manage, again and again, to return after we thought we’d seen the last of them. Each can, if left untreated, cause agony or worse.

These trolls infect any place where people gather electronically to converse by writing comments to each other. Trolls creep into and crop up anywhere they can, wheedling for attention in chat rooms, listservs, twitter streams, blogs, and as you may have noticed, in the comments section of online news articles."

http://sciencefriday.com/blogs/09/07/201...audience=4
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07-09-2012, 07:36 PM
RE: The Science of Internet Trolling
Thought that troll in the vid looked rather cute.

I wonder what Dawkins' memes would look like?Consider
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