2008_08_troll.jpgToday's NY Times Magazine has a long, intense piece on internet trolls, anonymous users of the internet where "nobody can see anybody, and everybody can claim to speak from the center." The piece follows "Fortuny," a troll who became famous for "The Craigslist Experiment" where he posted on his blog the pictures and identities of a hundred men who responded to his fake ad as woman seeking a “str8 brutal dom muscular male.” At one point he tears up while confessing that his trolling might be because he's trying to save grandfather and three other relatives who molested him at age 5. The other main subject of the article is "weev," who sees trolling as internet eugenics saying, "Bloggers are filth. They need to be destroyed...We need to put these people in the oven!