Are you into Slacktivism?

Yes, you will find the word Slacktivism in the dictionary.  Dictionary.com defines as slacktivism as the public proclaiming of one’s political beliefs through activities that require little effort or commitment.  It’s a term formed out of the words slacker and activism.   Slacktivism was coined by Dwight Ozard and Fred Clark in 1995, so it’s been around a while.   

 

Is Slacktivism a good or bad thing?

I don’t know.  I must confess that although I am very much the researcher, I do “join” campaigns, “like” pages on Facebook or “retweet” on Twitter especially if it is for a good cause or creates awareness.  Does that mean I fit the criteria of a slacktivist?  It sounds so disparaging.

 

What is the value of Slacktivism?

Sortable ask is there any value in a Slacktivist? Moreover, can 500,000 people on twitter actually change something? Are you a Slacktivist? Here’s something to help you answer the question. 

The Rise of the Slacktivist
Sortable The Rise of the Slacktivist  

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