On Trolling

Zoe Williams examines the difference between trolls and the merely bad-mannered. [The Guardian via The Awl]


  1. I was just going to write a sentence or two attacking Obamacare, but that was a great piece.

  2. It’s an interesting read, but it stays rather superficial, ignoring both the historical aspects of trolling and the important differences between certain types of trolls and their motivations. I’ve found this piece to be much more revealing look at trolls and their behaviour.

  3. While a troll may be bad mannered, rude persons and trolls have nothing in common.   Zoe Williams says “The term is widely misused” and then goes on misusing it.

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