Does Slacktivism Really Make a Difference? (Infographic)

Surprise: New infographic shows simple clicks and video views drives social change more than you might think.

Nichol Nelson is the Editorial Director at TakePart. She has worked in national digital and print publications in both New York and Los Angeles.

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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