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I was going to post this in EE but I realized it's more of a rant so now it's here. Enjoy, or don't.
Why is everything considered "trolling" today? Huh? Everywhere you go, let's say, some 'funny pics' site, there are pictures and comics and such, with trollface plastered over them and commonly accompanied with the caption "Problem?". Memes come and go, but this shit has gotten out of hand. At times it feels like today's people have lost all sense of humor and retort to spamming funny memes they found from face-book and bam, instant comedy. This isn't about "ananas is legion lul", it's just that I feel creativity and humor is being replaced by canned responses that are funny because everyone says so. That's how it's been in the dark corners of the web for years but it's spreading.
To the subject of trolling. First off, what is commonly referred as such, really isn't. What classical trolling is is this: provoking people on purpose while giving the impression that you're serious about the matter and not, you know, trolling. It's something that's traditionally been confined to message boards because it's not a very flexible concept. Until now, it seems. A popular "origin" picture/comic (accent on quotation marks) where the modern concept of trolling usually comes from is the one starting with "We're fucked!". The protagonist "puts on his cool face" and the officer is annoyed by this and tells the "troll" to get the fuck out of there. That's it?
So, trolling today seems to be doing ANYTHING even mildly annoying, outrageous or prankster-ish. Now I know that words and their meanings change over time but this... anyone else fed up? There is no such thing as joking anymore, it's all "trolling".
inb4 youmad,problem,dealw/it,hatersgonnahate, etc, etc.