Social media and the viral outrage in which it causes can be easily compared to the two minutes hate as seen in George Orwell's 1984. Social media outrage is often targeted at one person or a small group of people and often this hate starts from one person or a small group of people, however as this hate spreads more people join in and soon a small amount of anger is a large amount of anger. George Orwell describes the two minutes hate with the following statement “The horrible thing about the Two Minutes Hate was not that one was obliged to act a part, but, on the contrary, that it was impossible to avoid joining in.” This statement is plain to see on social media and forums with people blindly agreeing with others and feeling as if it is impossible not to join in on.But the thing that is most interesting about social media outrage is how fast it disappears it comes goes lulls for a few days and then we're on to the next outrage.Overall the two minutes hate and social media outrage have many comparisons and I think as time goes on we will only see the similarities grow and strengthen.