What is 'slacktivism' and can it change the world?

Justine Lloyd, Susan Skelly

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Social media is changing the way we protest. Dr Justine Lloyd, Senior Lecturer in social movements in Macquarie University's Department of Sociology, explores whether it's for better or worse.

There has been much talk about 'slacktivism', aka 'clicktivism', armchair activism, or hashtag activism, the implication being that hearting an endangered koala, commenting, or posting a pithy quote might feel that you have contributed, but have you, really?
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Lighthouse
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2020


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