Concern Trolling in School

| February 12, 2016

concern troll ‎(plural concern trolls)

  1. (Internet slang) Someone who posts to an internet forum or newsgroup, claiming to share its goals while deliberately working against those goals, typically, by claiming “concern” about group plans to engage in productive activity, urging members instead to attempt some activity that would damage the group’s credibility, or alternatively to give up on group projects entirely.

The game of adding “…in bed” to banal statements is juvenile because it rarely elucidates anything other than the elusive mystery of the bed. It might be inverted by the counter game of adding “…in school” to sentences. What we might see is that many things that seem new and provocative to us are well rehearsed in this banal medium.

 

 

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