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I digress,this post comes up in response to some of my Twitter friends ( @bdutt @joydas @desdemona14 @punditcomments @beeayenoowhy and @mryta ) with whom I have tried to discuss about trolling on Twitter. I prefer the word "twrolling" because the vandals on Twitter are by virtue of deed the opposite of Usenet trolls. The latter interrupt discussions, try to hijack or do some mischief that requires technical knowledge on the subject, Twitter twrolls just create false accounts and foul-mouth people they dislike and even make vulgar,sexist remarks and then delete the account or get suspended only to create yet another one and come back to commit more vandalism. Although,such elements were not found much on Usenet, I do remember of the use of the word "urchins" to describe the behaviour (I joined Usenet in around 1998,it was declining) but I can't find any records supporting it.
The resentment I mentioned in the opening block stems mainly from the fact that even if Usenet trolls were mischievous and even malicious, they still used coherent even if unreasonable arguments while committing their misdeeds and as a result they have contributed to the web but the Twitter twrolls are just malicious anti-social elements who do not contribute in any way. Perhaps, its time to work out a collaborative mechanism to stop these perverts.