Trolls are people who leave intentionally provocative or offensive messages on the internet in order to get attention, cause trouble or upset someone.
What causes someone to be a troll?
The more someone enjoys hurting others, the more likely it is they will troll. So, if a person had high levels of sadism and high self-esteem, they were more likely to troll. This result was unexpected because low self-esteem has predicted other antisocial online behaviour, such as cyberbullying.
What are three characteristics of a troll?
In other research, Hardaker (2010) conducted a Content Analysis of Usenet posts that identified four main characteristics of trolling: aggression, deception, interruption and success. Therefore, neither the troll category nor the trolling action have a single fixed meaning.
How does a troll look like?
Theyre often described as ugly, powerfully strong, with huge noses and sharp teeth. If they have any hair, its often shaggy and unkempt. Some stories even have trolls with multiple heads and tails. Be wary though, because some trolls were said to have the magical ability to shape-shift!
What is a modern day troll?
In internet slang, a troll is a person who posts inflammatory, insincere, digressive, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.), a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog), with the intent of provoking readers into displaying emotional responses, or