Saturday, January 5, 2008

Beware the Trolls

ihavewebfeet...'s post, "Trolls..." (June 24, 2007) talks about that bane of online discussions: trolls. The post itself is a pretty good thought-starter, but the fun is in the comments.

A word of caution: ihavewebfeet... has a definite point of view, as do many of the commenters.

(A copy of this post appears in "Apathetic Lemming of the North.")

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Note! Although I believe that these websites and blogs are useful resources for understanding the War on Terror, I do not necessarily agree with their opinions. 1 1 Given a recent misunderstanding of the phrase "useful resources," a clarification: I do not limit my reading to resources which support my views, or even to those which appear to be accurate. Reading opinions contrary to what I believed has been very useful at times: sometimes verifying my previous assumptions, sometimes encouraging me to change them.

Even resources which, in my opinion, are simply inaccurate are sometimes useful: these can give valuable insights into why some people or groups believe what they do.

In short, It is my opinion that some of the resources in this blogroll are neither accurate, nor unbiased. I do, however, believe that they are useful in understanding the War on Terror, the many versions of Islam, terrorism, and related topics.