Thursday, August 1, 2013

Main Stream media and a new form of twitter trolling

In Internet slang, a troll  is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_(Internet)


In the present scenario the media has become the troll .


Usually trolls on twitter monitor certain keywords and then pounce(reply with venom) on the user who tweeted.

A new form of twitter trolling has emerged in india . Where mainstream media follows a user (usually a celebrity) and then brodcasts the users tweet .Making the tweet controversial or twisting the original meaning . This then brings trolls on the user offline , on main stream media and on twitter. So this takes twitter trolling to another level .

The original users say the tweet was satirical. But the present generation of reporters do not understand or get satire. The next big news is the next big controversy . So they interpret,twist the meaning to get the most virulent reactions. These days tweets by celebs make the juiciest main stream news scoops.

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