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Should we ignore Internet trolls or respond to them?

At Buzzfeed, Emily Gould says that the usual advice of Nell Zink issues a dispatch from August’s Worldcon—the World Science Fiction Convention, held this year in London—where she attended, among other events, a panel on “Being a Fan of Problematic Things.” Zink's debut novel, The Wallcreeper, came out this week.

The Economist and the Financial Times have recently begun selling ads at prices based not on number of page-views but on the how much time readers spend on a page. FT’s commercial director of digital advertising explains: “Logic would say: Let’s start to value the amount of time spent with a brand.”

A lawyer representing a number of actors whose nude photos were leaked online without their permission has written a letter to Google threatening legal action. The letter describes Google’s “despicable, reprehensible conduct in not only failing to act expeditiously and responsibly to remove the Images, but in knowingly accommodating, facilitating and perpetuating the unlawful conduct."