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Instead of meeting the "MHBFY [My heart bleeds for you] Jennies" who empathise with them, they all too often meet the "Snerts" who seek to harm, who are not the same as "Trolls" who are good humoured.
Fortunately the powers created by the UK Government in 2003 under the Communications Act mean that a Snert who "sends by means of a public electronic communications network a message or other matter that is grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character" can be prosecuted.
Words like uberhacker (a sophisticated computer hacker), slacktivist (someone who wants more free time) and snert (rude chatroom user) are slowly creeping into offices across the country.