OUTRAGE: A GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Outrage porn: Any type of media designed to invoke outrage for the purpose of generating traffic or getting attention online.
Clicktivism: The use of social media and other online methods to promote a cause. The method has been used to organize protests, facilitate boycotts and crowdfund.
Slacktivism: “Feelgood” measures in support of an issue or social cause that have little physical or practical effect other than making the user feel satisfied for having contributed (e.g., liking a charity’s Facebook page, #hashtagging support of a #cause).
Pretending to be offended, insulted or generally affronted by an issue. Faux outrage is usually expressed publicly in the service of an agenda (#Elbowgate).
A person or a website that traffics in outrage, pretending to care passionately about certain causes but actually thriving on regression, controversy or bad news—anything to step into the limelight.
Exhaustion and entropy that is the product of too much outrage.