What does troll mean?

Leonid Veselov
Leonid Veselov
April 17, 2012
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What does troll mean?

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What does troll mean?

Often on the Internet we meet with a huge amount of specific slang, the meaning of which we do not always understand. For example, let's try to figure out what it means to troll.

Trolling is the posting of provocative, inflammatory messages (on the net) or similar behavior in real life, aimed at inciting conflict among members of a community or bullying, ridiculing a subject. The main goal of trolling is to output negative emotions. A top-flight trolling is considered to be the creation of a situation in which everyone except the victim understands what is happening and plays up to this situation. "Highly artistic" trolling leads to the emergence of so-called "lulz", that is, a ridiculous situation for a large number of people.

Trolling has become popular with the development of the Internet, and especially social networks and the blogosphere, because this is where people post information about themselves or their own thoughts. This is a direct invitation for the trolls, in their language "food", "food".Actually the name of the phenomenon comes from the method of fishing. Perhaps the word "troll" is a deformed "trawl" which means "baiting". Indeed, trolling often contains elements of harassment. These are overlapping concepts. People fall victim to the troll, when the purpose of their posts and comments is not to ascertain the truth, but to increase their self-esteem, which, however, in most cases is the main motive of the writers. But you should not consider trolls to be noble creatures, since psychological activities or political or economic interest are also at the core of their activities. To be a troll is to post provocative posts or comments to them. The best troll protection is ignoring it. Now that you know what it means to troll, you will be interested to see it in an example.

Perhaps one of the brightest trolls in Russia is Ksenia Sobchak. Previously, she troll in real life, but now got to the Internet. We suggest enjoying the trolling of journalist Vladimir Solovyov from Ksenia Anatolyevna in the video attached to the article.