Saturday, March 29, 2008

So tell me again just what a useful purpose griefers serve?

From Wired, which ironically recently put up an article highly sympathetic to griefers:
Internet griefers descended on an epilepsy support message board last weekend and used JavaScript code and flashing computer animation to trigger migraine headaches and seizures in some users.
Details here.


Dalien said...

I don't have an answer. But I found some material which might be relevant to understanding the phenomenon.

Melissa Yeuxdoux said...

Hmmm... Milgram's and Zimbardo's experiments had to do with the evil things people do when they can say they're acting on behalf of some authority. Does something serve that purpose for griefers?