Generation Troll: How The Internet Turned Pranking Into An Artform

Everyday Digitals - The practical joke is as old as man, but in the past 15 years or so a new generation has enhanced or degraded (depending on your point of view) the practical joke into what today is called “trolling”. Trolling has taken the practical joke and made it almost a lifestyle. While primarily considered an online action, there are people who have taken it’s core tenets and have made careers out of it. Some do it to provoke, while others harmlessly troll the culture as a form of expression. This evolution of the prank could not have happened without one of the greatest inventions of mankind, the internet.

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