slacktivism


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slacktivism

(ˈslæktɪˌvɪzəm) or

slactivism

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the public proclaiming of one's political beliefs through activities that require little effort or commitment
[C21: a blend of slacker and activism]
ˈslacktiˌvist n
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A black-dress protest will be held -- but "men in black" are accused of slacktivism.
Si bien, esta misma facilidad y rapidez puede revertir en una implicacion laxa por parte de los usuarios, quienes pueden decidir formar parte de ella por surelativa exigencia y no por un compromiso explicito con la causa a la que apoyan, problemas que autores como Morozov (2009) agruparon en el termino slacktivism.
But there's a sense in which the internet's virtual forms of political engagement, its slacktivism and Twitter mobs and meme wars, might also limit online radicalism's real-world reach, encouraging 1930s playacting and recondite debates that never leave the realm of pixels and nostalgia.
Saturday Night Live" excellently tackled slacktivism with its Thank You, Scott sketch, leading many us to realize that we're Scott.
And the obsession with polling aggregators and fancy widgets, coupled with the failings of the polls themselves, lulled people into slacktivism, inaction, or even showy obstructionism.
In its proud and savvy endorsement of clicktivism, MicroMappers may seem like a literal application of the liberal ideal of "involvement made easy," which, as Marres showed, has framed expectations of public participation in both theory and practice long before the rise of digital slacktivism (Marres, 2012: 62, 60-81).
Cuando estas actuaciones, realizadas desde las comodas pantallas del hogar, solamente sirven para calmar la conciencia de los participantes algunos autores las han definido, de manera peyorativa, como slackactivism o slacktivism (ingles) o 'militants de salon'(frances) 'vagoactivismo'en castellano: "when communication costs are low, groups can easily spring into action" (Morozov, 2011), o Christensen (2009): "Today, the term is used in a more negative sense to belittle activities that do not express a fullblown political commitment".
The shortlist for the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2014 also included bae, which is used as a term of endearment for a romantic partner; budtender, a person who serves customers in a cannabis dispensary or shop; contactless, which relates to technologies that allow devices to contact wirelessly to an electronic reader in order to make a payment; indyref, which refers to the referendum on Scottish independence; normcore, a trend in which ordinary,unfashionable clothing is worn as a deliberate fashion statement; and slacktivism, which denotes actions performed via the Internet in support of a political or social cause but regarded as requiring little time or involvement, such as signing an online petition or joining a campaign group on a social media website.
slacktivism (noun): Actions performed via the internet in support of a political or social cause but regarded as requiring little time or involvement, for example signing an online petition.
Slacktivism has its place in charity, text donations are easy to make and in times of natural disasters can raise money very quickly.
Others took a deeper look at what might drive slacktivism.
With these concepts as guidance, Woolbright sought to engineer a reality that reexamines a previous time through alternate reality, noting: “This time favors Clinton-era American optimism, love, and sentiment in opposition to the millenarianism, nihilism, irony, slacktivism, failed neo-liberalism, and the resurgence of cultural conservatism we are currently experiencing.