The Rise of the Slacktivist
By Editor on April 3, 2012 in Infographic

Is there any value in a Slacktivist? Can 500,000 people on twitter actually change something? Is hitting the streets and protesting the only real way to cause social change? Sortable takes a look at the rise of slacktivism, and the power this movement has.

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Sources:

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slacktivism
  • http://csic.georgetown.edu/research/215767.html
  • http://mashable.com/2011/10/24/slactivism-cause-engagement/
  • http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/3336/2767
  • http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/10/04/101004fa_fact_gladwell?currentPage=all%7CNew
  • http://mobileactive.org/mobile-giving-and-haiti-earthquake-relief-efforts
  • http://corp.visiblemeasures.com/news-and-events/blog/bid/79626/Update-Kony-Social-Video-Campaign-Tops-100-Million-Views
  • http://gigaom.com/2011/02/25/not-just-slacktivism-youth-become-more-engaged-offline-too/
  • http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/The-Social-Side-of-the-Internet.aspx
  • https://twitter.com/#!/twittercomms/status/160071169997946880
  • http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~yardi/pubs/Yardi_CHI11_SIG.pdf
  • http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/145/do-something-helping-humanity-with-a-click-of-the-mouse.html?partner=homepage_newsletter
  • http://www.avaaz.org/en/highlights.php
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5 Responses
Cody Banks Posted on Apr. 3th

I would like to point out that the map of India used in the graphic is not accurate. Kindly fix it.


Phanyxx Posted on Apr. 3th

The mast configuration on the pirate ship being hurled around by the giant squid is not accurate. Kindly fix it.


Catherine Roy Posted on Apr. 3th

The information contained in this infographic is totally inaccessible to the blind and visually impaired who rely on assistive technology to access content on web sites. Please consider reproducing the text contained in this image on the page or via a longdesc attribute. Since the text must be somewhere (after all, it did not just magically appear in the image by itself), this should not be too difficult. Consider it your slacktivist good deed for the day ;)

Thanks.


Occupy Slacktivism Posted on Apr. 3th

The reply above was made by someone with no brain. Kindly fix it.


Ash Posted on Apr. 3th

The image of a man with four arms is unrealistic. Kindly fix it. ;-P