Saturday, October 13, 2012

Looking through the window into Dante's Hell.

Gawker has a fascinating dissection of the life and psychology of an internet troll who exploited the dynamics of Reddit to become one of the most influential Reddit users based on child porn.

This guy seems to have a fairly conventional non-internet life, but his internet personna is the "creepy uncle of the internet." Twenty years ago, a guy like this would never have been able to live out his fantasies.

He seems to be as proud of his "trolling" - taking some kind of pleasure in the discomfort that his sick interests inflict on others - as he is of his sick interests.

How do people like this come to be?

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