Dear JDP: You seem to know stuff about the internets. What does one mean when one "trolls" somebody on said internet? - Fat Dog Davis
Following are some text book definitions:
Wikipedia - In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory,extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.
Urban Dictionary: One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument
“There was recently a study…in which…30 of the largest companies in the United States are now spending more on lobbying than they pay in federal taxes, think about that…that is the investment and that is what they see as the future.”—
-Elizabeth Warren on the Daily Show 1/25/12
Actual Quote from ~ 3:20 minutes into this clip as actually spoken by Elizabeth Warren.
A man and his wife were awoken at 3am by a pounding on the door. The man gets up and goes to the door where a drunken stranger, standing in the pouring rain, is asking for a push. “Not a chance,” says the husband, “it is 3 in the morning!” He slams the door and returns to bed. “Who was that?” asked his wife.. “Just some drunk guy asking for a push,” he answers. “Did you help him?” she asks. “No, I did not, it is 3 in the morning and it is pouring rain out there!” “Well, you have a short memory,” says his wife. “Can’t you remember about three months ago when we broke down, and those two guys helped us? I think you should help him, and you should be ashamed of yourself!” The man does as he is told, gets dressed, and goes out into the pounding rain. He calls out into the dark, “Hello, are you still there?” “Yes,” comes back the answer. “Do you still need a push?” calls out the husband. “Yes, please!” comes the reply from the dark. “Where are you!” asks the husband “Over here on the swing,” replied the drunk.