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Armchair Activism

False Activism on Social Networks Is for Sunshine Patriots

Craig Agranoff | Posted 07.03.2016 | Technology
Craig Agranoff

True activism is hard to find. I would urge those who think changing their profile photos on social media in order to follow a trend will make a difference to volunteer and make an actual difference instead.

I Get It: You Don't Like Slacktivism. Now Shut Up. Only Don't.

Abby Rosmarin | Posted 07.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Abby Rosmarin

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.

Achievement Unlocked: Twinkies For Everyone

Dee Emm Elms | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dee Emm Elms

When you "share" something on Facebook or Twitter, you're not handing over your second Twinkie. Instead, you're essentially shouting as loud as you can, "Hey, look, everyone! I've got two Twinkies!" And then you wait to find out how everyone else feels about your news.

Happy Birthday Armchair Advocates! 5 Birthday Treats for Social Good

Impatient Optimists | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact
Impatient Optimists

One year ago we started Armchair Advocates with the goal of providing smart nuggets of knowledge to better help you use social media to achieve your social good goals.

Slouching Toward Freedom

Rabbi Will Berkovitz | Posted 06.05.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Will Berkovitz

It will take more than armchair activism, eating a piece of matzah or simply retelling a story. As we enjoy the bread of freedom, we need to realize in school hallways, on streets and in jungles the world over many are forced to eat the bread of affliction, if they eat at all.

SXSW Chronicles: Digital Disrupts Economy, Politics and Redefines Relationships - Days 3 & 4

Pedro L. Rodriguez | Posted 05.14.2012 | Technology
Pedro L. Rodriguez

Each day I've been making educated guesses about what panels to attend at SXSWi, like a strenuous game of tic-tac-toe. That's because any given SXSW-p...

How To Become An Armchair Activist

Elias Roman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elias Roman

When I was a high school sophomore, with a road test and the SATs looming over me, making a positive difference in the life of someone else seemed lik...