Merely favouring human rights is not nearly enough, as demonstrated by clicktivism
. Through behavioural changes focused on respect, time management and dialogue, I am working towards a collective change and inclusivity in the composition, modernisation and actions of what it means to uphold human rights and being called a human rights defender.
The often very loose or nonexistent bonds with other active citizens can engender a cozy comfort zone characterized by slacktivism and clicktivism
. Engaging with the political becomes implicitly a free-choice option among other leisure pursuits.
Thus, 'slacktivism,' or 'clicktivism
' that takes just a mouse click is potentially diluting 'real' activism" (p.
Others have argued that e-petitions encourage a lazy, disengaged clicktivism
in the place of real, active political engagement.
As terms like 'slacktivism', 'clicktivism
', and 'hashtag activism' suggest, political engagement online has been the subject of much cynicism along the lines expressed by Razer, with critics arguing that it achieves little beyond helping individuals feel good about themselves (Munro 2013, 24; Casey 2016, 3).
: the use of the Internet to organize and promote political or social causes and movements, as through postings on social media, email campaigns, and online petitions.
(16) David Karpf, "Online Political Mobilization from the Advocacy Group's Perspective: Looking Beyond Clicktivism
," Policy & Internet 2 (2010), 7-41.
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).
The second volume focuses on how social movements and others have used social media, including how groups from Greenpeace to the Tea Party and movements from feminism and resistance journalism have grown in the age of social media, along with discussion of clicktivism
and crowdfunding campaigns, identity and video games, the use of social media to educate the public about the courts, and the power of social media to defeat traditional marketing campaigns.
Franklin, Slacktivism, clicktivism
, and "real" social change, OUP BLOG, (Nov.
(I admit I also chuckled when the full significance of the "fat guy in love" became apparent.) The Green Inferno is the kind of film that gets off on violence to both female and male genitalia -- the latter courtesy of a prowling tarantula when Sabara is peeing -- but it also has more: a conspiracy-theory mindset, a homage to 80s horror, a dig at the culture of 'clicktivism