The Study Of The Internet Troll


When you see a nasty comment on social media, how do you picture the writer of the comment? Angry, bitter, unattractive, right? What a study of internet trolls found was that time of day and mental state play a bigger role in internet trolling. The study found that internet trolling was most likely to occur at night and at the beginning of the week (think crabby Monday). Internet trolls were more likely to troll because they saw someone else post something negative. Negativity begets negativity more so than a bad mood.

Moral of the story? Shut down the trolling by being a positive force rather than a negative being...and never read the comments sections of news station social media accounts.