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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Plus he created the Slacktivist Action Group podcast in which he chatted to the likes of comics Josh Widdicombe and Angela Barnes, politicians David Lammy and Peter Hain, and commentators Suzanne Moore and Miranda Sawyer.
"Clicktivist" or "slacktivist" are insults that belittle people who seek to raise their civic concerns.
A rationale for the debate is to reintroduce and ultimately uphold the slacktivist thesis: the critique of online engagement that stipulates that liking and sharing are low-cost, feel-good forms of solidarity only (Morozov, 2009).
It is very similar to the 'slacktivist' cultures that are rife in the era of social networking.
"Yes, I am a slacktivist. But when examining this issue, one has to take into account that we slacktivists do actually get involved, albeit superficially, compared to the vast majority of Americans who aren't even aware of the issues we click on."
Ian Somerhalder further revealed about getting criticized as a "slacktivist," someone who just sits on computers and does nothing, but assured that the critics are wrong about him.
His show Slacktivist is airing on Comedy Central on March 15 and he gives us a rundown of what to expect.
Mock The Week's Andy Parsons returns with his new live show Slacktivist, March 17 on Comedy Central...
In this regard, it is important to note that in developed countries, the so-called slacktivist effect has been noted for many years; in other words, users support humanitarian causes through virtual or digital actions (collection of signatures, awareness raising, protest campaigns, project micro-financing).
Murray and her progressive views in every way except the way that really mattered, in the end they were more slacktivist than activist.
I wish to share the life of one "slacktivist" with Heidi Schlumpf (NCR, Aug.
Although the turnout didn't help dispel the ' slacktivist' tag that has dogged internet campaigners -- only 50 people turned up in the capital with over 1,500 marked as coming and even more marked ' maybe' -- the few who did said the real work gets done online.