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They were crying,

Waiting for his train.

Him, leaving for the army.

Her, back to her parents, in the village.

Great was their astonishment,

When they met by the seaside, at the Greeks.

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credit Oana of Wonderland

To get to the core of it all, we need to look at how individual identity and collective identity interrelate in our modern society.

A topic most important for our digital age when people don’t know the boundaries of each, and unwillingly or unknowingly slide into them, mistaking one for another.

Let me give you an example.

Let’s take the Marvel Universe. Everything in that sphere of ideas, comics, toys and stories etc. with all that you imagine can fit into, is a collective identity.

Collective identities live outside us in a sense. They are the structure of narratives you subscribe to, that you choose (most of the time, unaware) to align with. …

Why and how trolling is a healthy expression in the Digital Age

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Let’s get one thing out of the way first; in essence, trolling is the same thing, but there are four grades to it: playtime trolling, tactical trolling, strategic trolling, and domination trolling.

What most people are familiar with is domination trolling, and I agree, the toxicity level it unleashes, is often beside any point of reason.

But I will try to argue that even so, trolling is a healthy and, dare I say, even necessary form of expression, aligned with the times we live in. …

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