commented on What Is "Clickbait"?
Christopher, I think it is now often used as the publishing of posts/articles that are purposefully very controversial, so as to spur a strong reaction on both sides. Cynics would view it as a method to primarily generate page-views rather than start an honest debate.
I think the whole 'wish the abused child would have suffered more' in the Boudinot article especially contributed to people calling it clickbait. It's obviously excessive, possibly a joke in poor taste, not truly germane to the author's point, and provokes a strong reaction for many.
While I agree your definition is correct, the phrase's broader usage has somewhat changed.