Blog post: managingcommunities.com/2009/04/26/video-how-to-deal-with-trolls-spammers-sock-puppets-panel-at-blog-world-expo-2008
You just wrote the greatest blog post youve ever written. You researched the subject, spoke with sources, conducted interviews and completed a well thought out, well written article. You hit the post button and your baby is up. Here comes the praise! The first comment you receive? Youre stupid, youre ugly and youre writing sucks. Whether you call them trolls, haters or griefers, theyre out there, waiting to ruin your day, harm your community and taint your world.
Or maybe the first comment was something like, Hey, nice article, check out mine! Just like there are people whod like to harm you, there are also people whod like to cheaply benefit from your work and your audience. Spammers can do their own sort of damage.
But, neither of these two groups need harm you, if you know how to deal with them. This panel will give you the knowledge you need to tackle it.
Rick Calvert (@blogworld)
CEO, Blog World & New Media Expo, blogworldexpo.com
John Chow (@JohnChow)
Founder and CEO, TTZ Media, ttzmedia.com
Blogger, John Chow dot Com, johnchow.com
Jeremy Schoemaker (@shoemoney)
President, ShoeMoney Media Group, shoemoneymedia.com
Blogger, ShoeMoney, shoemoney.com
Patrick O'Keefe (@iFroggy)
Owner, iFroggy Network, ifroggy.com
Author, "Managing Online Forums", managingonlineforums.com