“Trolls not only comment more but receive more replies than the average user suggesting they are quite successful at luring others in.”

Even in the supportive, celebratory, kickass world of Women You Should Know, where productive, respectful and engaging discussions reign supreme, we are sadly not impervious to these social media-bred, pot-stirring, calculated contrarians, who get their kicks from inflaming a conversation, derailing a comments thread, or spewing venom just to get someone to bite back so the vicious cycle can continue. We’ve always assumed what drives this kind of behavior, but now science has delivered the facts on what makes internet trolls tick… and it’s fascinating.

Thanks ASAP Science!