This week I came across a funny saying. I mean I am a gamer and I love the web but must admit that I have missed this saying. I always knew who these internet trolls were but I just didn’t call them this way. for me they were just annoying people on facebook or other social networks that just run around and feed the fire with their angers and suppressed emotions.
I found out about it while reading a spot on how to make my facebook page better. and there it was – “Don’t feed the trolls!” I really laughed a lot and decided to read more about internet trolls to find out what’s already out there. so the first hillarious things I came across was this brilliant video:
Other than that I kept looking and found out that there are also other types of internet trolls, who were called photoshop trolls.
There is a very famous thread of a guy who simply asked on a forum if someone can help him taking the red out of his eyes.
the results were that people created more than 200 variations of him, and the thread in that forum actually lasted for around 3 years! so be careful with what you wish for. here is the link for a few of the best ones there
Trolls are a test for all of us
Trolls are simply people who got pushed around too much and then finally for the first time they can get online and hassle people around. the thing is that if you cope with them you lose. hence the famous saying. the more you get angry and argue the more they intensify themselves because this is exactly what they are doing there to begin with.
I would say that a person with mature emotional intelligence will know how to say no to the troll. the best trick is to either show them empathy or ignore them. if you offer them empathy be sure not to be cynical. and stick to your positive support even if they strike you back at first.
They simply want to break you down. stay strong and don’t feed the trolls!