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slacktivism

Line breaks: slack|tiv|ism
Pronunciation: /ˈslaktɪvɪz(ə)m
 
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(also slactivism)

Definition of slacktivism in English:

noun

[mass noun] informal
Actions performed via the Internet in support of a political or social cause but regarded as requiring little time or involvement, e.g. signing an online petition or joining a campaign group on a social media website: such email alerts make slacktivism easy
More example sentences
  • You can make the case that slacktivism is important because it makes people feel affiliated to a movement and be part of it, and talk about it.
  • The essence of slacktivism is the sensation that you've accomplished something of political impact when you've done nothing.
  • I'm not saying there aren't problems in the world, but slactivism won't solve a single one of them.

Origin

early 21st century: blend of slacker and activism.

Derivatives

slacktivist

1
noun & adjective
Example sentences
  • These are the Slacktivists - they take the minimal personal measures required to turn their words into actions.
  • According to the critics, the means and the outcomes used by slacktivists are insufficient to achieve political goals.
  • Although most Internet users or slacktivists never develop deeper forms of involvement, there is no evidence that Internet activities are damaging civic engagement by replacing more effective forms of participation.

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