The much needed and much awaited Fibreculture Journal special issue on trolls and online trolling is out. Trolling is a phenomenon that has been around since the beginning of our current digital network culture. It is a particular mode of using and being a user of social media; it brings us to the limits of rules and regulations of these platforms but also opens up the logic of how these platforms operate. The special issue has a wide range of interesting articles that open up different angles of approach to trolls and trolling and try to map their distinguishing features.
I am happy that this special issue also includes my article ‘Change name to No One. Like people’s status’ Facebook trolling and managing online personas, which tries to map the epistemology of Facebook trolling through the ideas and conceptual frameworks of affect, affectivity and algorithmic control.