Does Slacktivism Really Make a Difference? (Infographic)

Surprise: New infographic shows simple clicks and video views drives social change more than you might think.
Apr 4, 2012
Nichol Nelson hails from Minnesota, but has worked in food journalism in New York and Los Angeles for more than a decade. She served as an editor with Gourmet magazine for six years, and has contributed to several other digital and print food publications.

The Power of Slacktivism TakePart.com Infographic

The months-long, wall-to-wall coverage of Occupy Wall Street drove home the point: When people rise up together, people pay attention. But can one-click action online do the same thing? There are a lot of skeptics out there (hence the term “slacktivism”) but the success of the viral KONY 2012 video went a long way toward proving them wrong.

This inforgraphic shows slacktivists have had a huge impact on issues as varied as reversing bank fees to halting dolphin slaughter. Have you seen in it action? We want to know what you think: Is slactivism the future of social change, or a lot of hot air? 

P.S. If you want to download the infographic, click to expand, right click the image, and you're on your way. Or click below to embed the graphic on your site.

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