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Trolls !! Origin of the Term

Today, hardly there will be someone who is on the Internet and not using any social media platforms like twitter, Facebook and YouTube. And almost everyone using social media must be familiar with the term “Troll”.

There are people who intentionally attack others online by posting offensive comments, totally unrelated comments, pictures and memes to deviate attention, distract, demoralise. These are called Trolls and what they do is called “Trolling”.

The victims, when they see their beliefs or convictions invaded get provoked and react with helplessness and anger. The more the person tries to defend himself more they are harassed. What is more is thin some social media platforms comments can be anonymous meaning it is even not possible to know the Troll.

Some Trolls do this for amusement. There are others who work on behalf of political parties and do the trolling of the rival leaders. For this they use the comments section of the post. Thus they begin what are called Flame Wars.

Where does the word Troll come from?

In the Norse mythology and Scandinavian folklore, dating about 1610, A Troll is a class of beings who dwell away from the common people in isolated places like rocks, caves, and mountains. They are dangerous to the human beings and harassed the passersby. Troll in the mythology means an ugly Giant.

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VB The Runty Odin!!!!

Although it will be abominable to compare VB to Odin the God of Norse mythology because he does not stand anywhere near but comparison here is in another context; rather it is contrast between to head of organizations. Odin, he has two wolves sitting always by his side as his pets and he gave them all the meat placed before him and himself partook the wine only. Mr. GM and Mr. VPS are Geri and Friki of VB. But VB must remember that the wolves when hungry and food is in short supply can become very dangerous for their keeper; they can kill each other or tear the keeper to shreds. Then our VB, our Odin, the analogy is surprising extending further, has two ravens: Higin (thought) and Munin (memory) which are perched on his shoulders; in the present context, they are known as Mr. S and Mr. S. so the quartet is complete except that another wolf is trying to make his way towards him and God help him.