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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 06:40 PM

Sci-fi writer makes $50,000 for charity off of his “troll” -Salon

Here’s how you beat the trolls: Turn their hatred into cash for charities they despise.

That’s what science-fiction writer John Scalzi has done — and in the process, he’s raised more than $50,000 in pledges for Emily’s List and the Human Rights Campaign, specially chosen to earn the ire of a blogger Scalzi calls “my racist sexist homophobic *!#&$^#.”
http://www.salon.com/2013/02/06/sci_fi_writer_makes_50000_for_charity_off_of_his_troll/

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 06:59 PM

1. Excellent.

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 08:14 PM

2. Good. I first heard of Scalzi on a thread here at DU:

Actually a good video by a young man who gets to the point by citing the writings of John Scalzi:

Steubenville Football & Rape Culture

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http://sync.democraticunderground.com/101791663

I googled to find the material that he is talking about and posted it here:

An Incomplete Guide to Not Creeping
August 9, 2012 By John Scalzi

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2012/08/09/an-incomplete-guide-to-not-creeping/

Witnessing harassment at Worldcon
Posted on September 3, 2012 by Sigrid Ellis

http://sigridellis.wordpress.com/2012/09/03/witnessing-harassment-at-worldcon/

http://sync.democraticunderground.com/101791663#post16

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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:09 PM

3. 5 Ways to Stop Trolls From Killing the Internet

http://www.cracked.com/article_16765_5-ways-to-stop-trolls-from-killing-internet.html

Linguists speculate that no single body of written communication in the history of human language has ever been as collectively retarded and horrible as the comments under YouTube videos. After the aforementioned Randall Monroe suggested a feature to force users to hear their comment read aloud before they can post it, YouTube implemented that very thing (though only on an optional basis). Many a YouTuber has sat in dismayed silence after realizing that "lol wut", when spoken aloud, did not sound as clever a they had first believed.

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