"The Experience of Being Trolled"

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Tue, Jan 28th, 2014 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

"Why would you take strangers on the Internet so seriously?" Fascinating and unusual PBS Idea Channel where Mike Rugnetta at first tries to see if there is a positive to trolls and then, suddenly, reaches an epiphany where he disagrees with himself. Fabulous.

In a very special episode this week, Mike rethinks his approach to the episode. Most of you have heard the phrase "Don't Feed the Trolls", but do trolls actually serve a purpose? Found everywhere people converse online, their combative rhetoric can be annoying, even harmful. Can a valid argument be made for the value of trolls? Watch Red Shirt Mike vs Blue Shirt Mike deliberate!

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