Remember when a troll was a mythical character from a story book your grandmother read to you? Oh, to be back in those days. Sadly, trolls today are no longer a fantasy, and they can have more impact than the characters you see in an episode of Grimm!
However, in defense of trolls, the reality is, when any of us feel our principles have been violated, we all have the potential to turn into trolls. For example, after the nonsense with Facebook and fighting for the right to use my name, "Skip", I'm sure I'm on their "troll list".
The two posts I wrote are up over 5000 reads and based on all the stories I've heard, Facebook's policies continue to upset members whose names are different than John, Sally, Linda, Bob, and Larry! Think about it, based on their policy Cat Stevens and Tiger Woods would both have to fight for verification! Unfortunately, the challenge goes deeper than the name policy, and is fueled by the fact that it's so difficult to actually talk/connect with a live body!
Here are a few things to think about when you're under attack by a troll:
This is a short post and here's my point. We all have the potential to be trolls now and then. Listen/read before you respond and then take the appropriate action. Most important of all, ignore those trolls who think they have a right to your time. The only person truly entitled to 100% of your attention all the time is you!
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