What makes an internet troll tick? It's a question that many people have answered 'off the cuff;' but never in an academic sense. That is until now, as Academic Earth illustrates how anonymity is key in giving them a sense of 'online disinhibition.'
Trolling. We're all victims (and some of us perpetrators) of such internet activity. And while there is a wide variation of severity on the scale of what would be considered to be trolling, it became part of the discourse in yesterday's campaign against cyber-bullying, titled 'Safer Internet Day.' This expanded to an episode of Panorama, which managed to trace the location of infamous troll Nimrod Severn, and track the real man down for an 'ambush' interview.