This hoax may purport to play on our collective gullibility and Twitter-trigger happiness, but it actually plays straight into the mental vulnerability of our society's young women, who are already overly bombarded by images of hollow cheekbones, washboard stomachs and thighs that don't meet. It is hardly newsworthy that this hoax had us collectively fooled.
The seventh Dublin Web Summit kicked off this morning with some of the biggest names in the online world in attendance, including the founders of YouTube, LinkedIn, Skype, 4Chan and Angry Birds.
A shadowy network of “cyber-anarchists” has been linked to a proliferation of controversial “rape pages” on Facebook that are drawing millions...
Trolling is the stuff of internet myth and legend. Using the internet as a platform, the troll is a person that will go out of their way to try and spark an argument by making deliberately stupid or offensive comments, safe in the knowledge that they are out of harm's reach. And, to be fair, it can be hilarious if done well, spiting the everyday internet user into an all out rage in a very public way for the entertainment of many.