Especially when dealing with the internet.
I play a game with several friends called League of Legends, which is essentially a DoTA clone (a Warcraft III mod). LoL (League of Legends) has one of the worst online communities of any video game. It is not new player friendly, and it is not a forgiving game whatsoever. With this being said, one of the key aspects to LoL is trolling. The goal of the trolling is to cause the opposite team to argue amongst themselves which in theory results them in playing worse. So, let me give you a quick example of some classic LoL trolling.
l337kid11: Yo guys
Prodigyd00d: stfu scrub
l337kid11: Wtf bro? Come at me.
Prodigydood: lol, u mad bro? sound mad.
l337kid11: I’m not mad.
Prodigydood: Sound mad.
l337kid11: I’M NOT MAD.
Prodigyd00d: Cool story bro
l337kid11 has been officially trolled. He is mad, and he will play with determination to kill Prodigyd00d, which will wind up getting him killed.
Trolling has taken a major role in gaming. It still exists in PC games, but it’s more commonly found on X-Box Live more than anything.
Trolling has been around for many years, and not only in digital media. What is trash talk during sports? Trolling.
What is tricking a friend? Trolling.
What is evading arrest? Trollling.
Trolling can be hard to spot sometimes.
You know, by like reading this specific post on trolling, I could be trolling you.
Or you could be trolling me by reading this blog just to post hateful comments.
You can never be sure.
But there is one video that exists, that no matter what the situation might be;
You are being trolled.
I mean, just look at that dance.
NEVA GANNA GIVE NEVA GANNA GIVE.
Oh, and this.