"Uh.....not to be nitpicky,,,,,but...the past tense of drag is dragged, not drug.":an overview of trolling strategies

Hardaker, Claire (2013) "Uh.....not to be nitpicky,,,,,but...the past tense of drag is dragged, not drug.":an overview of trolling strategies. Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict, 1 (1). pp. 57-86. ISSN 2213-1272

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Abstract

This paper investigates the phenomenon known as trolling — the behaviour of being deliberately antagonistic or offensive via computer-mediated communication (CMC), typically for amusement’s sake. Having previously started to answer the question, what is trolling? (Hardaker 2010), this paper seeks to answer the next question, how is trolling carried out? To do this, I use software to extract 3,727 examples of user discussions and accusations of trolling from an eighty-six million word Usenet corpus. Initial findings suggest that trolling is perceived to broadly fall across a cline with covert strategies and overt strategies at each pole. I create a working taxonomy of perceived strategies that occur at different points along this cline, and conclude by refining my trolling definition.

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Journal Article
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Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict
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04 Jun 2013 12:41
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Published
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