June 21, 2012 by Shelley Tzorfas
The Typical Vaccine Internet Troll is a college educated, somewhat intelligent single man or woman who is adept with computers, can text at near lightening speed, and owns a minimum of 10 electronic devices that require a battery or charger. He or she is perfectly able to skip several meals but cannot be found in public without the laptop, i-phone or blackberry. A troll is rarely seen without a water bottle with a foreign sounding name or appeal …
According to Communitiesonline.homestead.com a troll is referred to as a member of a community or usenet group who make posts deliberately designed to attract responses of outrage or indignation.
“It is the Troll’s intent to hook unsuspecting members into responding.” The troll gets satisfaction that they have impact on others. “ “A distinction must be made between true trolls, newbies who are undergoing growing pains as they attempt to adjust to community standards, and regular community members who simply have strong but otherwise harmless dissenting opinions.”
In Urbandictionary.com a troll is “One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument.”
When you come across a comment made by an vaccine internet troll you can begin to see a pattern that emerges. They respond with words like, “You idiot, do you want to see millions of children dying from the Chicken –pox again? I suppose you think that it is better to have strep throat than a Whooping Cough Vaccine, without knowing that the Whooping Cough vaccine has nothing to do with strep-throat,. For that matter there is no such thing as a strep throat vaccine to begin with.