A movement solely reliant on likes and social shares will not stand a chance.
Stop. Seriously, just STOP. If that isn’t enough for you, then let me explain. As a writer of letters (for that is always
This is a whole new level of slacktivism.
Look, I don't really care who you're voting for. Well...I do, but it's not my place to tell you how to ruin your country. I mean, run your life. What matters is, you get out there, you make your voice heard, and you counter-balance my friend's uncle.
And as much as the cynics of the cynics of slacktivism might disagree, your vocality is continuing to draw awareness to whatever cause you are talking about. And that is key: change can only come when people care.
May was the first ALS Awareness Month since the Ice Bucket Challenge. That silly, organic, viral campaign did more for ALS awareness than years of marketing by any organization could have ever done. Millions of people created videos last summer.
There are important debates to be had about brand new baby senator Tom Cotton's ill-advised letter to the leaders of Iran. But none of those debates have anything to do with treason, or the so-called Logan Act.
As the new year starts to settle in, and most people begin to realize which of their resolutions they're actually going to keep, I have noticed a trend in the type of goal-setting my friends have listed as priorities for 2015.
You can say I've moved beyond slacktivism and more into activism, but without getting involved originally as a slacktivist, I never would've take the first step to becoming more of an activist.
Activism should not be an isolating experience. Activism should be rallying, speeches, emotion. So let's step away from the computer, put down the cell phone, and reconnect with the real world in order to take on and help solve its problems.