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    Looking for a list of words describing types of behaviour in social networks...

    Hi,

    Would you please introduce me a page or any other resource where I can find the informal terms used for people who act/behave oddly in cyberspace?

    (For example, a person who puts on an act in posts by leaving wise comments. Or, a person who doesn't let others know of their online presence but sneaks through others' profile and avatars and so on!)

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    Re: Looking for a list of words describing types of behaviour in social networks...

    A "lurker", for example?!

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    Re: Looking for a list of words describing types of behaviour in social networks...

    The first one that comes to mind is a 'troll' - somebody who purposely makes rude or controversial statements just for the sake of getting negative reactions out of other people.

    Then there are 'hackers' - people who try to break into secure areas to steal data or information.

    'Griefers' are people who purposely create problems in multiplayer games - sort of a troll for games.

    Most of my search results have just yielded slang acronyms and technical terms, I haven't found a link yet for just user terms.

    Edit: This link focuses mostly on types of trolls, but it has a few other terms as well.
    Last edited by Skrej; 08-Aug-2016 at 15:20.
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    Re: Looking for a list of words describing types of behaviour in social networks...

    Thank you so much for the time and answer! :)


    I've also found words such as 'oversharer', 'lurker', 'vaguebooker', etc. Though they may be of limited usage, I suppose.

    Thanks again!

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