Slacktivism

What does slacktivism mean?

Lazy activism

A combination of "slacker" and "activism" that describes persons who try to be activists but don't want to put forth much effort; often occurs online, especially on social sites, when a person wants to help a good cause only if it takes little time and effort.

Example

"Why didn't you respond to my ice bucket post?
I want no part of your slacktivism, get out and actually do something.
Wow, buzzkill."

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Last Updated: August 20, 2014

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