Quite a few of our ‘Daily Ditters‘ sent us screenshots of a vile message that was written by someone who clearly is after some attention during this national emergency.
Ordinarily, we don’t ‘feed the trolls’ by giving them publicity, but this troll, or rather, the reaction to him, was different.
As a publisher on social media, we are not allowed to mention the name or reveal the profile of the individual who we are talking about. But most of you know who the individual is anyway.
The troll seems to have retreated back to its cave
What stood out for us wasn’t the moronic words which this troll typed in a fashion that even a toddler would laugh at. Instead, it was the reaction to his words by the general public.
Suffice to say that this troll was ‘owned’ by thousands of people who flocked to his profile to let him know what they thought of him. And the result? The trolls profile seems to have gone into a state of lockdown.
The problem with trolls is that they only feel relevant when they are getting attention. They feel ‘speckle’ when they are getting a response because, in the main, their lives have lacked ‘something’.
This lack of ‘something’ makes them feel empty inside, and this emptiness is filled by whatever they can lay their hands on; in this case, attention.
Of the hundreds of thousands of people who would have seen the screenshots of this numpty’s post, I am relatively sure that no-one other than fellow trolls would have agreed with what he said.
But hopefully, this exercise will remind trolls who are seeking attention that, in the end, the attention they seek will only end up making them feel more lonely and even more irrelevant.
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