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Give Everyone You Know A Selfie Stick For Christmas This Year

Zac Thompson | Posted 12.02.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

Stop living for yourself and start living for the people around you by giving them the gift that allows them to live for themselves.

Anybody Can Be An Agent Of Change

Outspeak | Posted 05.17.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

So stop reading this. Go out there and do something.

A Surprising Fact About People Who Are Loudest About Charity On Social Media

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.14.2016 | Impact

That Facebook friend of yours who’s the first to share a campaign to help people in need might be the least likely to actually follow through on don...

Shaking Off the Slacktivism

Richard Jeter | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
Richard Jeter

Look, I don't really care who you're voting for. Well...I do, but it's not my place to tell you how to ruin your country. I mean, run your life. What matters is, you get out there, you make your voice heard, and you counter-balance my friend's uncle.

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.

ALS Awareness Month -- Beyond the Ice Bucket Challenge

Stephen Finger | Posted 06.01.2016 | Impact
Stephen Finger

May was the first ALS Awareness Month since the Ice Bucket Challenge. That silly, organic, viral campaign did more for ALS awareness than years of marketing by any organization could have ever done. Millions of people created videos last summer. 

The Logan Act and the Treason Meme: Click Bait for Liberals

Monica Bauer | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Monica Bauer

There are important debates to be had about brand new baby senator Tom Cotton's ill-advised letter to the leaders of Iran. But none of those debates have anything to do with treason, or the so-called Logan Act.

How Do I Turn My Slacktivism Into Activism?

Molly Fosco | Posted 03.10.2015 | Impact
Molly Fosco

As the new year starts to settle in, and most people begin to realize which of their resolutions they're actually going to keep, I have noticed a trend in the type of goal-setting my friends have listed as priorities for 2015.

Slacktivist and Proud Of It!

Tim McDonald | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Tim McDonald

You can say I've moved beyond slacktivism and more into activism, but without getting involved originally as a slacktivist, I never would've take the first step to becoming more of an activist.

Slacktivism: The Downfall of Millennials

Charlotte Robertson | Posted 12.14.2014 | College
Charlotte Robertson

Activism should not be an isolating experience. Activism should be rallying, speeches, emotion. So let's step away from the computer, put down the cell phone, and reconnect with the real world in order to take on and help solve its problems.

Can Slacktivism Lead to Activism?

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

Even those who are involved wonder how much of an impact they are truly making on certain social issues. Indeed, they may ask, how much of the purpose of these programs is simply to make people feel good that they are helping?

Why the Ice Bucket Challenge Is Not Good for Philanthropy

Jacqueline Herrera | Posted 10.24.2014 | Impact
Jacqueline Herrera

Shouldn't we just focus on the fact that people are becoming aware and donating, disregarding why? I say no. In the bottom of my heart and in the back of my business-oriented mind, I want people to care.

Stop Pouring Ice on Clicktivism

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact

Social media posts of friends and celebrities taking the ice bucket challenge have been virtually inescapable in the past 2.5 weeks. However, also difficult to escape has been criticism for the challenge, its flaws, and doubts about its effectiveness. Even as the evidence that it was clearly working has piled up.


Lina Srivastava | Posted 10.19.2014 | Impact
Lina Srivastava

If hashtag activism builds on and replicate this assumed association between moral outrage and social justice through images and short communication, does it further offer the possibility of a more informed and effective strategy for social impact?

#IceBucketChallenge: Why You're Not Really Helping

Ben Kosinski | Posted 10.07.2014 | Technology
Ben Kosinski

If you've been on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram in the last week, you've probably seen it: countless videos of people dumping ice on themselves to help raise awareness of ALS. It's done a tremendous job at getting people to talk about a truly debilitating disease -- but that's mostly all it's done -- get people to talk.

Where Are the Peers?

David Sable | Posted 09.02.2014 | Media
David Sable

Community was once a place of action linked to emotion -- a powerful hub and spoke of social change. Nowadays anyone on a compiled data file can be considered to be part of a community. How the mighty have fallen.

Connecting the Digital Dots From Elliot Rodger to Alyssa Funke: Slacktivism, Reductionism and the Predictable Blame Game of Tragic Death

Clay Calvert | Posted 07.30.2014 | Media
Clay Calvert

The bottom line is that we often seem to engage in simplistic and superficial soul searching and feel-good social media activity. The danger is that we really may not be taking much real-world action. And the clearly cathartic and therapeutic vigils and protests we now hold won't last long.

Dislike: Facebook Activism Doesn't Translate Into Donations

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.13.2014 | Impact

Collecting millions of Facebook fans to join an advocacy group won’t necessarily bring in many fundraising dollars, a new study has concluded. W...

Can Your Retweet #endworldhunger?

Jacqueline Herrera | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
Jacqueline Herrera

Beyond liking a page, photo, or post, the real power of social media lies with personal thoughts and stories that will inspire followers to go further than a retweet and invest in causes through donating or volunteering.

Are You a Slacktivist?

Adam Grant | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
Adam Grant

As Seth Meyers said on Saturday Night Live, "Look, if you make a Facebook page we will 'like' it -- it's the least we can do. But it's also the most we can do."

7 Ways to Refresh Your Social Good Vocabulary

Charles A. Bentley | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Charles A. Bentley

What's 'crowdsourcing?' Where did the term, "shared value," come from? Whether you're a novice or an expert, the following seven buzz words are must-haves to follow along and join the social good conversation.

Malcolm Gladwell Is Stalking Me

Zachary Dominitz | Posted 10.22.2013 | New York
Zachary Dominitz

Malcolm Gladwell sat next to me yesterday. I was at this little coffee shop in the West Village. It's fairly new, and set up beautifully -- the whole ...

Charity: Give Money, Not Facebook Likes | Posted 05.03.2013 | Impact

In the beginning, organizations wanted you to like the heck out of their Facebook pages. Why? You know, community-building, awareness-raising, general...

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.

Putting Action Back in Activism

The Brown Daily Herald | Posted 04.24.2013 | College
The Brown Daily Herald

A pink ribbon. An inspirational YouTube video. A group of women dancing. What do these things have in common? While they are symbols of important movements, they are also symbols of a dangerous trend in activism: "slacktivism."