I was on the subway a few weeks ago and noticed a couple of young men in dark hoodies talking to each other on the platform.
The two men in black hoodies had the same look on their faces and were discussing something in English.
“I don’t understand what you guys are talking about,” one of the men said.
I looked over and realized they were just teenagers.
I turned around and walked off the platform, never to return.
It was the first time I had encountered anyone on the internet in my life, and I wasn’t sure how to react.
The next day I wrote about the experience on Medium.
I wrote, “I found myself in a strange and awkward situation on the train.
I was the only person on the whole train, and so I was probably the only one who was talking to the other people in the car.
I decided that I had to find out what they were talking about so I could find out how to stop them.”
A week later, a woman in the United States who works in the field of cyber-security posted the story on Twitter.
“My first day on the job, I went to a coworker’s office to talk about some security issues.
I asked him how much it cost to put up security cameras, but he said it would be cheaper if we just put up a few security cameras,” the woman, who identified herself only as Susan, wrote.
“He said that they’re expensive to set up and maintain and that it would take about $40,000 a year to cover it.
We all laughed and said we’d wait and see.”
Susan also mentioned that her boss told her that if he were to ever have to hire a security company to do that job, they would “never even have to ask his permission to do it.”
I asked her how she knew that, since her boss, as a former federal employee, is required to submit to periodic background checks.
She told me, “because I was in the security business, and if he ever needed to hire me, they’d have to go through the proper channels, which would probably include the FBI.”
Susan told me that she had been looking for a way to help others understand the cyber-bullying culture on the Internet, and that she realized that the best way to do so was to become a troll.
“It’s a very important thing to do,” she said.
“When I was doing the story, I had been posting on Twitter, and one of my first tweets was a screenshot of my LinkedIn profile, and someone responded, ‘What a troll!’
And I was like, ‘Oh, yeah.
I’m a troll.’
They liked it.
So, that’s what I’ve been doing since.”
The term “troll” has been used to describe people who troll for attention and gain followers, but it’s been much more prevalent in the digital realm.
There’s a wide range of trolling behavior in the form of harassment, revenge porn, and fake news, but what is it about the internet that makes it so appealing to these online trolls?
I spoke to an expert who was one of three experts who gave a talk at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill last month on the topic.
Dr. Michael E. Salla is the director of the Center for Cyber and Information Security at UNC-Chapel Hill and the author of Cyber-Trolls: The Rise and Fall of a New Cult.
He told me he was inspired to write this book because he was watching someone use the term troll in the context of a culture where there is an increased sense of entitlement and insecurity online.
It’s a culture that’s been driven by the idea that online social media is something you can’t control, and the only way to control it is to get on it and have a lot of fun.
So I really wanted to help people understand that there’s nothing wrong with people expressing their opinions online.
But it’s also very hard for people to do this in a way that they can be understood by other people, and it’s very hard to find people who understand you.
He said that while he has seen a lot more instances of trolling in the past decade, he’s never seen a group of people act out the way these people have done.
“If you’ve ever been online, you’re not alone in the world,” Dr. Silla said.
There are a lot ways in which people can be trolling.
The first thing that’s happening is people who are very, very angry are saying, ‘I can’t even handle this.
What can I do to make this right?’
It’s almost as if they have a need to say something to make it right.
They can’t handle the fact that people are really angry at them and have hurt them.
So the idea of trolling is this need to make the world right and the need to find someone who is willing to take on that.