Linked by Howard Fosdick on Wed 25th Jan 2012 06:58 UTC
Editorial Why do people troll? Can we prevent trolling or limit the damage trolls do? Here are some thoughts on trollology derived from academic studies and web research.
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A lot depends on what you consider the goal of comments to be.

If you're a serious person and look to comments to learn and become informed, you'll agree with the author and align against intentional and unintentional trolling.

If you're a more light-hearted sort who looks to comments for entertainment, you won't much be concerned about trolling.

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