[Air-L] Is there any published research on "trolling"?
zfurnas at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 08:33:35 PDT 2012
It is on the old side (talks about trolling in UseNet etc.), but I think Judith Donath's "Identity Deception in the Virtual World" from Kollock and Smith (eds.) Communities in Cyberspace is really really excellent.
It talks about how trolling is a form of identity signaling/identity deception with specific community level ramifications and goals. It is absolutely worth a read and quite highly cited (~910 cites).
In fact, I imagine perusing the google scholar list of articles that cite it would be of help to you as well.
Here is an html version of the paper: http://smg.media.mit.edu/people/judith/Identity/IdentityDeception.html
On Jul 25, 2012, at 2:11 PM, matt g wrote:
> Hi Tom,
> You might check out the following pieces from Gabriella Coleman:
> "Phreaks, Hackers, and Trolls and the Politics of Transgression and
> Spectacle." In _The Social Media Reader_, ed. Michael Mandiberg. New York:
> NYU Press, 2012.
> "Hacker and Troller as Trickster." http://gabriellacoleman.org/blog/?p=1902
> Matthew K. Gold, Ph.D.
> http://mkgold.net | @mkgold
> On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 3:14 AM, Tom Williamson <tom at skepticcanary.com>wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> I am new to Internet research, and I was wondering if anyone had published
>> anything on "trolling"? Trolling is a big problem in the blogosphere, and I
>> am interested in ways to combat it.
>> I come from a bioinformatics background, and I have devised an experiment,
>> based on randomized double-blind controlled trials, to test the various
>> ways to combat trolling. Would anyone be interested in such a trial?
>> Read by blog at www.skepticcanary.com
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