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Why ‘Slacktivists’ Are More Active Than You Think [INFOGRAPHIC] #Occupy

Why ‘Slacktivists’ Are More Active Than You Think [INFOGRAPHIC].

From SOPA to Trayvon MartinKONY 2012 to the ‘Bully’ movie, causes are all the rage in the social space this year.

Yet many people would argue that social media campaigns lack the action component of live activism — dubbing those who sign up for them “slacktivists.”

Sortable created this infographic, which looks at the trend of sharing, posting and tweeting to make a difference.

Sortable says slacktivists are twice as likely to volunteer, twice as likely to ask for donations, twice as likely to take part in an event and four times as likely to encourage others to sign a petition or contact a politician.

SEE ALSO: KONY 2012 May Be Flawed, But Slacktivism Isn’t the Enemy

The infographic points out that there is strength in numbers. But do you agree? Do you think slacktivism deserves its poor reputation? Sound off in the comments.

 

Via: http://mashable.com/2012/04/03/slacktivism-origin/

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President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union and a professional firefighter with more than 25 years’ experience. Father of two daughters, he lives and works on the NSW South Coast, Australia. He is a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around him. He is a Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and works with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist he has long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. Now a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and has decades of experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. He is passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. Darin is also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.
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