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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A subtheme of solidarity emerged within the globalization theme, and notable subthemes within the divisions theme included the digital divide and clicktivism or slacktivism.
The subtheme of slacktivism or clicktivism also surfaced in respondents' discourse about divisions created by SNS: in this case, divisions between dedicated, committed activists and those who lack such fervor.
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