June continues! And onward we push through those thirty posts that I’ve been writing every year this month. For the fifth year in a row I’m back to a month of daily blogging: each day a new post on a new topic, but on the same blog-per-day topic as last year, creating another set of Those 30 Posts in June. Today, that post just happens to be about something that I am:
Craving… Social Media Trolls
Sometimes I get the urge to write an angry post ranting on the many frustrations of the modern state of internet comments. But in the end, mostly, I don’t bother because (a) if you’re online (which you are because you’re reading this) you already know and (b) it’s never wise to feed the trolls.
Mostly I bring it up now due to the problem that faces me whenever I read the news online: it’s election season. We just finished a provincial election that proved to be somewhat of an upset (uh… understatement) and now it seems we’re creeping into a summer-long federal campaign though the writ has yet to be dropped.
Don’t even get me started on the blur of stupid south of the border.
The sad thing is that I can almost handle the political rhetoric these days. I’ve honed my personal filters to the point where os much of it gibbers through my head and I’m able to ignore the bulk of the crazy.
But, oh the trolls… the trolls, trolls, trolls…. TROLLS!
We get it: you’ve got an axe to grind and you not only see nothing wrong with having literally tens of thousands of angry comments associated with your pseudo-anonymous identity on the local news website… in fact you deride others who lack your level of so-called participation. Really? As if having nothing better to do than writing an angry comment into a news website every five minutes for eight hours a day makes you well informed about anything. *sigh*
Haters be hating, I know… but I’m seriously thinking about hiding under a bridge until the trolls decide to reclaim them. It might be a while.