clicktivism

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clicktivism

(CLICKing for acTIVISM) Clicking the Facebook Like button, signing an online petition, forwarding a message or link or something similar to express support. Contrast with real activism, which entails writing "real" letters with postage stamps, telephoning, marching and carrying signs, even forming human chains and venturing into unauthorized areas that risk arrest.

Slacktivism
Clictivism is sometimes synonymous with slacker activism, or "slactivism," which connotes a lazy way to provide support in contrast to real activism as described above.
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De hecho, una profundizacion entre slacktivism y activismo virtual la encontramos en Christensen (2009) que se plantea si las actividades de internet afectan a las decisiones politicas formales y si las participaciones a traves de la red son mas o menos propensas a ser politicamente activas en comparacion con las formas mas tradicionales de participacion.
Instead of challenging people to waste water, I challenge everyone to rise above slacktivism and actually volunteer to help people with motor neurone disease.
Brandtzaeg said that despite the controversy about slacktivism, many Facebook users in this sample believed that 'liking' a humanitarian cause could make a difference and this was strengthened by the fact that socially responsible 'liking' was the most common motivation and for the perceived motivation for liking a humanitarian cause.
Estariamos ante simpatizantes que en sus comportamientos politicos digitales responderian al perfil de slacktivism.
From Slacktivism to Activism: Participatory Culture in the Age of Social Media".
To them, slacktivism is activism "lite" that doesn't contribute to meaningful change and, even worse, is more about the activist's self-esteem or online image.
Young people in particular may be prone to slacktivism, which is not a negative thing; on the contrary, the extent of participation can increase with easier Web 2.
Slacktivism, according to WordSpy: The Word Lover's Guide to New Words (www.
Forget slacktivism - you can actually use your social media accounts for good in the wake of this attack by spreading information.
There's always a fear when the masses re-tweet that it's more slacktivism than activism but on this occasion it seems people actually signed petitions and wrote to their country's leaders as well as sharing the story on Facebook.
Morozov (2009) uses the term slacktivism to describe nonrisky, nonmeaningful activism based on such weak ties on Facebook.
Taken together with other recent experiments, this expose of slacktivism among digital do-gooders suggests a need to rethink the potency of online awareness campaigns.