Trolling

Yusra Shaukat
Posted May 18, 2018 from Bangladesh

We are living in such a world, where almost everything is just one click away from us. Here I am talking about the technology. Nowadays, everything is available with the help of internet. Where to go, what to do, how to dress just to count as a few. Moreover, getting information about people is very easy, because in today's world almost everyone are on social media. There will be very few people, who still don't use any kind of social sites. So, these are the things which technology provides us, but at the same time internet has been used in a negative way as well . To give an example " Trolling" is one of them. Trolling is giving comment to someone on social media in an abusive way. Giving your comments on something is different. I totally agree that every body has freedom of speech, but that doesn't mean that we will start abusing someone. Here, we have to understand that yes we can gives comments about certain things which we don't like or disagree but in a proper way. We cannot start insulting someone, raise questions about someone personality or the work they are doing. Because we really don't know what hardships people have been through. It has been a trend in most of the societies that we judge people with the help of their posts on face book or their pictures on Instagram. We will comment on those, without having a second thought that it's not only us who are reading those posts, but out there there are millions and millions of people who also read those, including our own parents and parents of those people about which we give comments. How their parents will react? The point which I am trying to say is that if we don't like any thing, we can always give constructive feedback for sure, but we have to avoid using abusive language, after all those people whom we are targeting also have emotions and we need to understand that it can be a mental trauma for them well. P. S: The purpose of writing this post is not like I have been trolled, it's just to realise the fact that being an youth sometimes we don't understand the consequences of giving such comments

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  • Olutosin
    May 18
    May 18

    Yes you are right. I agree with you. I always say, if you have nothing nice to say, keep quiet. Human beings are very judgemental, we have a Facebook group where nobody is allowed to judge any woman. Anyone who trolls is banned. I love that policy.

    Thanks for reminding us here.

  • Yusra Shaukat
    May 20
    May 20

    Hello Olutosin,

    Really nice to hear about the strategy , which you people are using for the Facebook group and I guess this way we might be able to change the mentality of if not many, may be few:) Thank you so much for giving your time to read my post:)

  • jlanghus
    May 18
    May 18

    Hi Yusra. I agree, too. People quite often don't think about what they're saying or writing. It's a very harmful and hurtful practice and habit. I think it's gotten worse with texting and social media. People are way too quick to write and say things hastily because there is always a perception of lack of time, and impatience. Also, too, people quite often think they're right when they're judging, so they justify their commentary in this way, too, but as you said there is a way to write constructive feedback, or if you can't just don't write anything. Walk away. A lot of people haven't learned this lesson either, unfortunately. Sometimes, I can feel myself responding negatively to something that has fired me up on FB, but I have to really think about whether I want to respond to it, and if I do, how to write what I want to say as to not incite more anger, hatred or negativity. There's no point. Thanks for sharing your thought-provoking post.

  • Harris Jose
    May 18
    May 18

    I just shared my view.Is it a mistake that I commented.I thought,if I remain silent without commenting,it will be bad.That is why,I commented.

  • jlanghus
    May 19
    May 19

    Hi Harris. I think that it's great that you commented on something if it's heartfelt, well-intentioned and not unkind. I think people should always speak up. I'm saying that people don't think enough about how they say things, and not that they are speaking up.

  • Yusra Shaukat
    May 20
    May 20

    Hello Harris,

    I always appreciate your comments on my post, a you always comment in such a way , which helps me to write more and more. You are absolutely right that yes sometimes-we too comment without giving a second thought.

    Thank you for always reading my posts:)

  • jlanghus
    May 21
    May 21

    Hi Yusra. How are you doing? I'm glad that you are encouraged to write more and more:-) Your voice and posts are important! You're quite welcome:) Have a great day!

  • coolasas
    May 20
    May 20

    Hello Yusra,
    The image in this post is spot on! A lot of people hide behind their computer screen if they want to do something terrible and we know that most of the time bad things gains traction in the WWW when we acknowledge them or give them the platform to multiply and affect more people.

    What comes to mind after reading your post is this phrase "word cuts the deepest" especially when said by someone we trust or admire. That's why I laud you when you say "if you don't like anything, you can always give constructive feedback" because that's the way to go the high ground or better don't say anything at all if you have nothing good to say.

    Keep showing good example we need to take the traction back from the bad influences of the digital world.

    Good luck.

    Coolasas

  • Yusra Shaukat
    May 20
    May 20

    Hello Coolasas,

    It was really nice going through your comment . There are always hypocrite people,who have dual faces. Sometimes it is far difficult to identify those.

    Thank you for giving your time. It means a lot to me:)

  • Lily Habesha
    Jun 14
    Jun 14

    Dear Yusra,
    Thank you for writing this post. Every time I visit FB, not only the youth in place almost everybody is trolling. many people stopped using Fb. When you attend some kind of meeting or visit some office, if you mention the FB thing, people see you as a cheap person.
    As for us, social medias are created to help us to learn new things, to reach people easy, to promote our products...etc.
    innovators will keep introducing us to new technologies, but we have to know how to use them. As we all need to be treated in respect, we should respect others.

    thank you so much.

    Lily

  • Lily Habesha
    Jun 14
    Jun 14

    Dear, Keep writing stories.

    Lily