Troll Culture

Stefan Krappitz, author of Flyer Generator, Save my Job and other useful applications, finished his studies with the essay Troll Culture, A comprehensive Guide.

It can be read online through a typical imageboard interface. Other options are free PDF download and print on demand at The book introduces the history of trolling on- and offline and how 4chan, the “best and worst place” on the Internet, became its new incubator. Stefan is brave enough to teach his readers how to be a troll and how to defend yourself against trolls. Stefan gives his definition of what trolling is on page 35:

Trolling is the act of disrupting people for personal amusement or the amusement of many.