The Rise of the Slacktivist

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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2 Comments

  • Cody Banks says:

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

  • Phanyxx says:

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