Media Update on the troll TamtampamelaPosted: March 15, 2011
Ugh. I did not want to update my wordpress again today, because I like having the picture of me interviewing Rahm Emanuel on my front page, but it can’t be helped. I want the world to know (well, potential employers) that I broke the news that tamtampamela was a troll (see my time stamp)…
The Atlantic Wire’s post “After Thanking God for the Japan Quake, A Troll Comes Clean” mentioned all the sites I mentioned, and offers proof of tamtampamela’s trolling by dissecting her clothing options. Think Atheist blog also touches on my points, explaining others I didn’t delve into (like thunderf00t’s video, which I embedded).
Slate blogged about Tamtampamela, and understood why I used “white girl” in my title. Slate goes on to link to The Mary Sue (never heard of this site before today?), and the Daily What. The Daily What goes on to call trolling “performance art” and tamtam a poe.
Urlesque also hinted at the fascination the internet has with stupid white girls, and named tamtampamela “the one”. Brian Ashcraft over on Kotaku managed to do some original reporting, by tweeting with LaughAloneTV, and titled his piece “This woman just trolled the entire internet” or something like that, since the title has changed now.
Perez Hilton still thinks she is creepy, commenting on her smiling face in her “coming clean” video. Miami New Times updated their original post to include her “coming clean” video. Project Armannd also updated their post by linking to TNT Magazine, but Scallywag & Vagabond and Vanity Fair have not updated their postings as of yet. Richard Dawkins has also been silent on the matter.
Based off the above media coverage, I am going to call tamtampamela one of the most successful trolls in internet history. Most of tamtam’s original videos have been reposted on youtube by other users, so her dedicated ruse is not completely lost. On Encyclopedia Dramatica, tamtam’s entry has begun under “Pamela M Foreman” , and her youtube handle links to the “Atheist” entry.
She’s still no Boxxy though…