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Yahoo News discovers the concept of "trolling"

britneys 9th husband (741556) writes | more than 7 years ago

Yahoo! 0

Kind of ironic given the prevalence of trolls on Yahoo.

When a California woman recently gave birth to a healthy baby just two days after learning she was pregnant, the sudden change to her life was challenging enough. What April Branum definitely didn't need was a deluge of nasty Internet comments.

Kind of ironic given the prevalence of trolls on Yahoo.

When a California woman recently gave birth to a healthy baby just two days after learning she was pregnant, the sudden change to her life was challenging enough. What April Branum definitely didn't need was a deluge of nasty Internet comments.

Postings on message boards made cracks about Branum's weight (about 400 pounds -- one reason she says didn't realize sooner she was pregnant). They also analyzed her housekeeping ability, based on a photo of her home. And they called her names. "A pig is a pig," one person wrote. Another suggested that she "go on the show 'The Biggest Loser.'"

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070321/ap_on_hi_te/cruel_and_anonymous;_ylt=Ah5ct7nxNMe4vF1HdinB.pn6VbIF

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