The social media outrage index has seen itself register unprecedented highs when it broke its old record of 15, 456 in December of 2013. Nelson Mandela’s death last week.
The new high of 23, 245 was reached soon after the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks when #prayforparis and #tearsforparis were trending over Twitter. The Facebook backlash however was swift and immediate and individuals who had no clue what Al- shabab and Garissa meant or who could locate Kenya on a world map began decrying the lack of news coverage of the terrorist attack back in April.
Their ire was undoubtedly well supported as they shared a BBC News report from April. You know when the tragedy occurred. Obviously a photoshopped article as was the mirage of the CNN coverage back then. But what makes this a really legitimate gripe is that in April, these individuals neither tweeted, retweeted or shared any news about the Garissa slaughter but were more concerned about the latest relationship goals or celebrity kerfluffles.
Market experts say they they expect the index to hit close to 30,000 in the upcoming year. a boon for investors