All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘trolling’

Kid Reads Hateful YouTube Comments to Show How Bullying Affects People

YouTube is a wonderful thing – arguably one of the top three most important websites in history. YouTube comments, on the other hand, are a cesspool. Sometimes it’s easy to look at the trolling, the virtiol, and the downright stupidity being spewed beneath any given video and think hey, everyone knows it’s YouTube. Nobody actually takes any of it seriously. …

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Hillary Clinton Is Getting Domain Trolled Too

Head on over to HillaryClinton.net. Oops – that’s not Hillary. The frontrunning Democratic candidate for President is the latest to fall victim to some domain trolling. Hillary Clinton has HillaryClinton.com on lockdown, but her name dot net redirects to GOP hopeful Carly Fiorina’s campaign page. From BuzzFeed: No one in the press seems to have noticed that Clinton failed to …

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Twitter to Kick Trolls Off ‘Right and Left’, Says CEO

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has admitted something we’re all well aware of: Twitter is pretty bad at handling instances of abuse on its platform. “We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform and we’ve sucked at it for years. It’s no secret and the rest of the world talks about it every day. We lose core user …

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Robin Williams’s Daughter Zelda Returns to Twitter After Harassment

Zelda Williams, the daughter of the late great Robin Williams, returned to Twitter after leaving in mid-August, shortly after her father’s death. At the time, she said she didn’t know how long she would be gone, but indicated that it could be forever and deactivated her account. Following her father’s death, some Twitter users trolled Zelda by posting very graphic …

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Reddit Is Fighting Trolls by Ripping off Their Badges of Honor

Who’s up for a little taxonomy? Let’s take a quick look at what ‘karma’ means to different subsets of redditors. The first distinction is obviously whether or not said user cares about karma (reddit points) at all. Some couldn’t give less of a shit. To them, reddit is about browsing and finding interesting things – it has nothing to do …

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Facebook Threats to Kill Schoolchildren Land Self-Described Troll in Jail

Less than three months after admitting to making threats to shoot over 200 schoolchildren, a 24-year-old British man has been sentenced to 28 months in jail. Back in April, Reece Elliot admitting to making the following comments on Facebook. They appeared on a tribute page for an American girl that was killed in a car crash back in October of …

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Russell Crowe UFO Video Leaves Twitter Fans Baffled

Russel Crowe may be scheduled to play Superman’s father, Jor-El, in the upcoming Superman movie reboot Man of Steel, but it wasn’t a flying Kryptonian that Crowe spotted outside his Sydney offices this week. The actor posted a YouTube video to his Twitter account this week, showing what he claims in a genuine UFO. Crowe stated that he and a …

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Answer Random People’s Twitter Questions with “You Asked It” Tool

When my anti-Twitter friend finally joined the service, I expected that it would only take a few days for him to see why we love it. But after a week, he’d already deleted his account, saying it simply wasn’t for him. So I inquired further, and asked him if he’d been tweeting. Nah, not really, he said. Well, what about …

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Parents Troll Their Kids by Pretending They Ate All of Their Halloween Candy [KIMMEL]

Jimmy Kimmel has been asking parents to unleash their inner troll for a couple of years now, and the product is always entertaining. For the second year in a row, the late night host made a simple request: tell your kids that you ate all of their Halloween candy, and film their reaction. Mean? Absolutely. Hilarious? Absolutely. I, for one, …

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iPhone 5 Impresses People, Even If It’s Really Just an iPhone 4S [VIDEO]

Jimmy Kimmel decided to hit the streets and troll some people yesterday by having them give their impressions on the brand new iPhone 5. “Much lighter!” said one person. “Definitely better, and I have the iPhone 4S” said another. The only problem was that the people weren’t actually getting a hands-on with the iPhone 5. Kimmel had simply given them …

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Subway’s Facebook Page Trolled with Anime Porn [NSFW]

One one hand, this is a cautionary tale for all brands that maintain Facebook pages. On the other hand, this is just really, really f-in’ funny. Subway’s Facebook page has been hijacked by a wave of anime porn. And not just generic images of anime porn, but with images involving Subway’s many five-dollar footlongs. The Daily Dot first spotted the …

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Jimmy Kimmel Straps Kid Into Lie Detector, Continues To Make Children Miserable

Jimmy Kimmel likes to put people in uncomfortable situations for our amusement – and that applies to his late night show and beyond. Whether he’s harassing old people to comment on Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram, coaxing people to unplug the Super Bowl at a crucial moment and capture it on video, or poking fun at the President at the White …

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This Awesome Pro-Internet Troll Song Is Untrollable

In the interweb realm, so many people get so much credit each and every day. I’m talking about the girl who starts on online petition and ends up affecting real change, or the guy who uploads a stunning cover of a popular song to YouTube, shattering our misconceptions. What about the guy who makes a breathtakingly insightful post on some …

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Facebook Must Help Identify Trolls, Says UK Court

If you’re in the UK and are in the mood for some particularly malicious Facebook trolling, you might want to rethink your decision. That’s because there is now precedent for a court to order Facebook turn over everything they have on you. A UK high court has sided with 45-year-old Nicola Brookes and ordered Facebook to help identify her cyberbullies …

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UK Woman Wants Facebook To Identify Her Trollers

It’s not an unfamiliar story – people on the internet can be jackasses. Why are people mean? Well, without delving into anything that would require a psych evaluation, one thing that people always point to is anonymity. On the interwebs, you’re hidden by a big wall of protection – you’re an unknown. That means that you can do and say …

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Maria Sharapova Trolls Facebook Fans With Short Hair Pic

Maria Sharapova is first and foremost a world-famous tennis player. But as we’ve seen in the past (looking at you, Anna), if female tennis players happen to be strikingly beautiful, that fact tends to overshadow their athletic talents. That’s not to say that Sharapova is any slouch on the court. She’s won Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, and the Australian Open …

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Arizona House Bill 2549 Looks To Combat Internet Trolling

For those who have perused the internet for any considerable amount of time will tell you, it really does bring out the worst in people. The ‘invisible man‘ syndrome is on full display when you visit most sites that offer the ability to comment, or join a forum. Why bother adhering to the decency of society when no one can …

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Google+ Battles Spam, Trolling

Google+ is taking new measures to fight spam on its conversations stream. New updates will make spam comments even less visible to users. Google came out with its new comment spam moderation system in December last year. Google+ will immediately identify possible spam and mark it for review. Other viewers won’t see the comment; you’ll see it grayed out with …

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Deadmau5 Trolls Skrillex At The Grammys, Tweets His Phone Number To The Masses

What’s better than a little bit of good, simple, old-fashioned trolling? If you watched the Grammys last night, you probably caught the Foo Fighters/deadmau5 performance (or better yet, Dave Grohl’s awkward dancing once he left the stage and deadmau5 took over). Despite what you think of his performance, that mouse helmet, or all the crazy kids and their glowsticks, you …

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Jimmy Kimmel Wants You To Unplug The TV During The Super Bowl

Jimmy Kimmel is becoming something of a master troll these days. Every now and then, he asks viewers to do something to piss off loved ones, capture it on film, and post it to YouTube. He then selects the best clips and shows them on Jimmy Kimmel Live. In October 2011, he asked parents to trick their children into believing …

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Anonymous: Facebook “Attack” A Joke

You may have noticed that Facebook was having intermittent issues last night. You may have even thought that Anonymous was behind it. Well, you’re probably wrong. It’s true that Facebook, which rarely has any issues, was having trouble loading for some users last night. It’s also true that Anonymous made a comment about it via their Twitter account. @YourAnonNewsAnonymouscough cough, …

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Darren Aronofsky’s Anti Meth Ads, Dodgeball Ninja, Trolling a Predator, Best Buy Prank

Lot’s of videos to get through today, so we’ll be brief with the introduction. In today’s “Best Videos” edition, you’ll see Radiohead, Darren Aronofsky’s anti meth ads, a dodgeball ninja, instructions on how to troll a predator and a few more. You can find more daily video round-ups here. Trolling a predator is much, much better if you do it …

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Billionaire Makes His Mark on Google Maps

Pranking Google Maps is nothing knew, however, this may be the first time a “prank” was motivated solely by vanity. What we have is a Sheikh from the Abu Dhabi area who is apparently really fond of the fact that he exists, and so, he’s decided to tell the world about it, via Google Maps (and other satellite mapping services). …

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Debbie Loves Cats eHarmony Video Fake, Funny Anyways

A YouTube video entitled “eHarmony Video Bio” has absolutely blown up overnight, pretty much epitomizing the term “going viral.” The video wants you to believe that it is some sort of leaked online dating service bio, and it features a young, attractive girl with an extreme affinity for her feline companions. The video info says, “I’m Debbie, I love cats …

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Facebook Troll Sentenced in Australian Court

This extends far beyond your basic rick roller or “first” commenter. Today, Self-titled “troll” Bradley Paul Hampson, a 29 year old Brisbane resident, plead guilty to the possession and distribution of child exploitation material as well as using the internet to menace, harass or cause offense.  Hampson was sentenced to three years in jail, which was lowered to 1 year …

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U.S. Military to Manipulate Social Media

The United States Military can now add Facebook trolling to its growing list of endeavors.  As ridiculous as that sounds, according to an exclusive at The Guardian, that’s exactly what is going on. They report that United States Central Command (CENTCOM) has contracted a newly created California company, Ntrepid, to develop software referred to as  an “online persona management service.”  …

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