Thursday, 2 April 2015
Trollin' Trollin' Trollin'
I remember when I first heard the saying "Don't Feed The Trolls" thinking, "Hmmmmmmm, Troll. that is such a good word for people who sit on the internet and just spout shit all day, hurting peoples feelings and generally causing misery to others. Troll, I like it"
But now, things have changed. Does anyone else think that the word troll is bandied around so often now that it has kind of lost its true meaning?
If someone disagrees with another person online, these days, more and more people will scream that they are being trolled. Take Sarah Vine, (Someone, please take her) she writes an inflammatory article about a kitchen, and then writes another article about trolls, hmmmmmmmmm. It is almost a Buy One Get One Free for columnists these days, isn't it?
1/ Write one article and be as obnoxious and inflammatory as possible,
Oh look, now I have enough material for a second article about how people trolled me for my opinions. See anyone who has written something obnoxious and chances are you will see a follow up article a week or two later "bravely" talking about how they were trolled and abused.
Don't get me wrong, death threats, abuse, threats of violence. ALL WRONG.
But there definitely seems to be a change in what people call TROLLING.
Someone disagreeing with your opinion, doesn't make them a troll, they are just someone with a different opinion from you and different opinions are COOL.
Let us not cheapen the word troll, trolls are truly horrible, sad individuals with no lives and the desperate need to hurt others, they feed off of people's misery and are nasty individuals.
A troll is not someone who thinks that Zayn Fucking Malik would be better off as a solo artist.
What do you think? Is the word "Troll" bandied around too much lately? Do some people actually invite differing opinions just so they can cry troll?
Let me know
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