In addition to the above defintion, this term is also used in the debate community (particularly policy debate) to describe how debaters tend to get happy and excited when they hear of bad news they can somehow use to an advantage in a debate.
There is a kritik
about this, because it could be considered somewhat immoral to derive enjoyment from another's suffering.
1.Debater1- "Did you hear? Five people were killed yesterday after the government mismanaged their healthcare... I've found some awesome evidence from this that'll really boost our case! We're gonna kick those other team's a$$es!"
Debater2 *looking at computer screen*-"Whoa, sh*t, man, that's some serious disasterporn there. I like it."
Debater3-"Y'know, that's sort of wrong you're so happy about this... but what the hell, I'm using that evidence too!"
Deaber4 *sighing at this perceived immaturity* -"If this was a debate I'd run a kritik on you guys right now."