So I have been spurred on to write this by an image that popped up on my home page when I logged into my computer.
The article and image are not important with regards to this post, but the observation did get me thinking..
Did the "internet trolls" have it right before everyone else??
So we categorize people on their actions, or perceived actions, and give them titles.
*Side note: This very fact I believe is a sign that we really haven't made much progress since, well...you draw the line.*
I'm not going to try and define the phrase "internet troll", but I will try to characterize the information I have gathered in regards to the term.
Characteristics are as follows:
Lots of opinions
Mostly negative opinions
Negative comments on unfamiliar subjects
Viewed by others as the only child living in mothers basement
Doesn't care whether or not you "like" them
Appears to be on a mission to be "blocked" by others..
Ignores traditional/social responses
While these actions could be considered "extreme" in the social media universe, I ask the question "is it value added to critic the actions and decisions of others on social media if they decide to share"?