Anyone who has ever posted their work online has faced criticism. Sadly, most of us more often deal with trolling and negativity than we do with constructive criticism. Dealing with online trolls and useless negative comments can be incredibly discouraging and stressful. It can even make you stop sharing your work. But before you get discouraged, watch this amazing video by Sean Tucker. It will help you distinguish between constructive and “armchair” criticism, and teach you how to successfully deal with trolls.
There has been a diptych going around Facebook lately which has made me laugh every time I’ve seen it. Perhaps you’ve seen it too: there’s a woman’s cleavage in one photo and the BTS image in the other, showing that the “cleavage” is actually a man’s butt crack. The photo has gone viral and quickly turned into a meme, but there’s a story behind it that’s even more epic than the idea itself.
German actress and model Palina Rojinski is the person behind it. Being fed up with vulgar comments on her Instagram photos, she thought of this prank to troll the perverts who have been harassing her online.
The world of fashion can be quirky sometimes, to say the least. We’ve seen models wearing bizarre creations many times, and Zac and Jamie of The Zac and Jay Show wondered: could they plant a fake model and make photographers at London Fashion Week think that he was real? It turned out that it was pretty easy to do it; all they needed was one day and some imagination for creating a ridiculous outfit.
YouTuber Jonathan Morrison caused some stir on Instagram and Twitter on Saturday and trolled both Apple and Android users with a single photo. He posted a selfie with a caption: “Pixel 2 Portrait mode 👀 rocking the smalls hat 👀 thoughts?” Android fans rushed to praise the image quality and of course, to bash the iPhone. But a day later, Jonathan revealed the truth: the photo was actually taken with an iPhone XS.
Online bullying is a common problem today, and it’s not rare that social media users get death threats for all kinds of things. To help fight this, Instagram is turning to artificial intelligence. Over the upcoming weeks, Instagram will unroll the feature that will be able to automatically detect bullying in photos and their captions.
An example of my teammate Clinton Lofthouse showed us how a single photo can cause a flood of hilarious trolling on Facebook. This happened recently in a houseplant hobbyist group after a guy posted a shirtless selfie with an orchid he’d just bought. This quick snapshot caused some users to get dramatic over “posting porn to the group.” As a result, other members started trolling them by posting their own nude selfies with houseplants.
I don’t deserve to be writing this because there are more capable people who can speak more eloquently than I can that can deliver this message to you.
This is exact thought that went through my head as I was writing this blog post because I’m not the best writer. It took 10 minutes just to figure out to start and I often make mistakes even after proofreading. I try twice as hard to convey my thoughts, so why should you be reading this?