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Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
Source : International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics , Volume 119, Number 12, p.2823-2839 (2018)
Campus : Kochi
School : School of Arts and Sciences
Department : Visual Media and Communication
Year : 2018
Abstract : A pen may be stronger than a sword, but pencils are now said to be brighter than pens! Ordinary people may find pictures or cartoons on politics and social happenings more attractive than reading newspapers, articles or watching news channels on televisions. Trolls often helps the ordinary people to convey information about social, economic, political and technological happenings more effectively than traditional news mediums. It’s a great innovation to spread an idea through a picture or in few words within a limit of a column. However, nowadays trolls have gained a huge popularity among youth. Trolls are now the primary news source for youths. A troll can present the most serious issue in a humorous way. A single meme can upgrade and degrade the integrity of a person or an organization. As like cartoons on newspapers, it is trolls for new media. Basically trolls use images on internet or pictures of popular movies to comment a specific topic or an event. This paper focus on how Trolls are used as a Platform for infotainment: by analyzing on Public Service Commission trolls in Facebook. The methodology used for the study was quantitative content analysis followed by qualitative analysis and sample size chosen for survey was 100.
Cite this Research Publication : C. Karthika and Ranjith, A., “Trolls as a Platform for Infotainment: A Study on Public Service Commission Trolls in Facebook”, International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics , vol. 119, pp. 2823-2839 , 2018.