A Troll by Any Other Name: Naming and defining *that* behavior on social media

A Troll by Any Other Name: Naming and defining *that* behavior on social media

What is trolling anyways? Or cyber harassment anyways? Or online harassment? Are these all terms for the same thing? Or perhaps it's a 'know it when you see it' phenomenon? The term trolling was first coined by a woman named Whitney Phillips, an internet scholar, way back in the 1990s when the internet was still [...]

Fieldnotes: Diving into the deep, dark, misogyny of Twitter

Fieldnotes: Diving into the deep, dark, misogyny of Twitter

Why: Examining hashtags that have commonly been used to perpetuate misogynistic sentiment on various social media platforms in order to better understand the people I am studying. Where: Twitter What: I will start by saying I hated doing this fieldwork. I knew I would be uncomfortable going into it, as there is no way to look [...]