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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Slacktivism and Clicktivists

Slacktivism (sometimes slactivism or slackervism) is a portmanteau of the words slacker and activism.   

The word is usually considered a pejorative term that describes "feel-good" measures, in support of an issue or social cause, that have little or no practical effect other than to make the person doing it feel some amount of satisfaction

The acts tend to require minimal personal effort from the slacktivist. The underlying assumption being promoted by the term is that these low cost efforts substitute for more substantive actions rather than supplementing them, although this assumption has not been borne out by research.

Slacktivist activities include signing Internet petitions, joining a community organization without contributing to the organization's efforts, copying and pasting o Social Network statuses or messages or altering one's personal data or avatar on social network services

Research is beginning to explore the connection between the concept and modern activism/advocacy, as groups are increasingly using social media to facilitate civic engagement and collective action.

The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS  describes the term "slacktivist", saying it "posits that people who support a cause by performing simple measures are not truly engaged or devoted to making a change.

See also:

Armchair warrior

Armchair revolutionary

Cause marketing………..(a type of marketing involving the cooperative efforts of a "for profit" business and                    a nonprofit for mutual benefit)

Clicktivist ……… (a form of internet internet-based activism which includes signing online petitions)

Sheeple  ………………….(a term in which people are likened to sheep, a herd animal)

Virtual volunteering …..(also known as online volunteering, cyber service, telementoring and teletutoring)

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Information from Wiki

Now you know all the techie terms … so, get in touch with NSWP and talk to real people dealing with a real issue.

You will indeed feel real if you step-up and help us deflect the Alien Invader, aka, Snoco's Parks & Rec's Mega Commercial Sports Complex.

Think of it this way:  Do you really want something with the footprint size of Clink Field dropped onto Wellington Hills Park?

Call us.

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