On how to make clickbait
In todays society, many websites get their income from the ads they have posted on their webpage.
There are a few ways on how to gain massive clicks for an article and that is usually to gather many different tags under subjects that seem to agitate people. (Or you know, provide actual content that entertain people, but I guess that is harder.)
This article is however just an experiement from my side to see what happens if I write the correct words in the correct order.
Maybe I am just a cynical person.
Bullet pointsPeople like numbers, especially when they go upwards in the correct order. It allows them to read things and digest them in a proper order before moving on.
ReligionSince the dawn of time we have tried to figure out what makes the world tick, and then make sure that our opinion of said theory spread so that we can feel good about ourselves. It doesn't really matter whether or not the gods exist, we will probably disagree on the details until the end of time on whether Jehovah, Allah, Vishnu, The Great Spaghetti Monster, Odin, Wotan, or BOB are the great and omnipotent one.
(these are just examples.)
And that is just the broad strokes however. Just within Christianity, you got Catholism, Orthodox, Methodianism, Jehovas witnesses, Adventists, babtists, etc.
AbortionThis always seems to heat the fire in a discussion. Most points involve the rights of a person to decide what to do with their own body, the sanctity of human life, the idea of what a person is worth, the worth of ones personal future etc.
No matter what your stance are on this, you are bound to find people who disagree with you. Usually this also includes influence from point 2.
Gun RightsThis one seems mostly to be prevalent in America. There are many cases of which someone has a gun and uses it shoot people who they don't like and afterwards shoot themselves.
(there are over 310 million people in the U.S.A so it is a large populations to get news from.)
There are also many cases in which someone has used a gun to deter invaders of their homes or to stop a robbery.
Pride meets tragedy.
Feminism and Video GamesAnita Sarkeesian and Zoe Quinn seems to get a lot of hassle because they are women and that they have spoken about video games. (Yes, I know that is not the whole story, but do you suppose they would have gotten the same threats and treatment if they had been men?) When something pushes peoples buttons to the point that they are sending death and rape threats to their vidoes, it is a sign that something is going on.
How angry do you have to be to wish violation of a persons life?
Addendum to above:
Console wars also seems to agitate people to a certain degree. I guess it is because you buy a console because you want to play video games. Most people will only grow up with one as most households do not have the money for several of them at the same time.
Thus you want to defend your purchase so you don't feel like a tool.