After a second quarter of softer-than-expected demand, market research company IDC has lowered its forecast for the number of tablet computers to ship in 2014 to 233m.
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Anonymity and a feeling of escapism are among factors that make internet trolls tick, reveals an infographic that examines the psychology of the people who lurk about online and post material intended to provoke a reaction from other internet users.
Anonymity refers to the sense of ‘protection’ the internet offers users of forums and social networks. Users can ‘hide’ behind user names, and not have to communicate with someone face-to-face. This, in turn, can lead internet trolls to ignore consequences and say or do things online that they may not normally say or do offline and in person.
The infographic by bestpsychologyschoolsonline.com also looks at factors such as narcissism, minimising authority, and deindividuation, which refers to reducing our sense of our own identity.
And if you’ve ever wondered how to psych out an internet troll, the infographic tells you that, too.