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Gabriele de Seta

In: The SAGE Handbook of Social Media

Chapter 21: Trolling, and Other Problematic Social Media Practices

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Trolling, and Other Problematic Social Media Practices
Trolling, and other problematic social media practices
Gabriele de Seta
I, troll

Ever since I started regularly accessing the Internet on my first personal computer in the late nineties, I've engaged in practices that today would be alternately called ‘trolling', ‘flaming', ‘cyber-bullying', ‘online harassment', ‘social media abuse', and so on. I was fourteen years old, and I had finally convinced my parents to buy me a rather expensive Pentium III desktop computer so that I could play StarCraft: Brood War with some friends. The real-time strategy videogame had just come out, and sparring online with clan-mates from all around Italy was my favorite activity, monopolizing a large chunk of my time out of school. Along with StarCraft came MSN Messenger, ...

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