Lately, Instagram has been making an effort to combat comment trolls on their platform. They are focusing on making Instagram a “safe and positive place,” and they have just unrolled new features to help you manage comments on your profile.
No matter what the platform, the Internet is plagued with a common problem. Whether it’s Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, or a regular old fashioned forum on the web, trolls are everywhere. They have nothing better to do than try to mess up the day of other people. They’re the largest collective source of negativity on the Internet, and countless hours are wasted every day manually trying to thwart them.
This Wired interview with Instagram CEO, Kevin Systrom, they think they’ve found an answer. Instagram believes that the future for fighting trolls lays in artificial intelligence. A piece of software designed to detect the troll comments and remove them before they’re ever seen. The goal is to produce a much more pleasant community in which Instagram users can exist and converse.
It is said that 7 million people visit the Eiffel Tower each year, and as with the Leaning Tower of Pisa, many of them take forced perspective photos pretending to be holding, pushing or otherwise interacting with it.
One tourist, who tried taking such a photo and was quite a ways off, recently posted his attempt on 4chan’s Graphic Design forum and innocently asked for someone to photoshop the Eiffel Tower so it appears under his finger.
Awakening the forum’s trolls, the poster received tens if not hundreds of edited photos; none quite as he had expected.
Model Jen Brook have been sharing her art with the photography community for a while now. However, after seeing recent trollish remarks about females in the industry she felt the need to hit back. Here is her open letter response..
How dare you. Yes you, I see you even though you hide behind your keyboard like the faceless coward that you are. I hear every word you say and yes, they bother me…even when they are not meant for me, because just like you, I am a real person behind this avatar.
You come up from nowhere like a nasty rash, spouting bestial crap about how women are only ever successful based on their shapely figures, luscious locks or pretty little faces…attracting attention purely because of the way they look and not once because of the hard efforts they have endured.
Well more fool you my friend, more fool you.