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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The cynicism and slactivism that characterized, or stereotyped, Gen X is something we've observed only when we watch clips of Jon Stewart's Daily Show on YouTube or Hulu, or shared on Facebook.
While CNN branded the Tunisian uprising a "Twitter Revolution," digital skeptics like Malcolm Gladwell decried social media for producing slactivism, as opposed to the real activism taking place on the ground.