Thursday, October 23, 2008

Word of the Day




A perfect new word.

Slacktivism (sometimes slactivism) is a portmanteau formed out of the words slacker and activism. It is a pejorative term that describes taking painless 'feel-good' measures in support of an issue or social cause that have little or no practical effect other than to make the person doing it feel satisfaction. A person that engages in such activity is called a slacktivist.
Examples of slacktivist activities include signing internet petitions, the wearing of wristbands ('awareness bracelets') with political messages, putting a ribbon magnet on a vehicle, joining a Facebookgroup, and taking part in short-term boycotts such as Buy Nothing Day or Earth Hour.

11 comments:

Casey Brewer said...

That cat looks smarter than me.

Leanne said...
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Leanne said...

You can view my terms of use here:
Licensing & Terms of Use

This is a commissioned work. I'd appreciate (as would every other copyright owner) if you sought out permission or the terms of use on images you intend to use that don't belong to you or aren't in the public domain.

Casey Brewer said...

Yikes.

R. Falch said...

What does the cat eat?

Leanne said...

It would have been nice if you actually read the terms of use. Commissioned works may not be used. This cat belongs to someone, commissioned a portrait, and it is for display in MY portfolio only.

Would you like it if you had paid a pretty penny for something done for you and someone went and used it in the content in which you're using it?

Casey Brewer said...

Frankly, I wouldn't care. We're not making money off of your cat picture. If you want me to pull it I will, but really I don't see what the big fucking deal is.

BlogFoot said...

Hmmm. Looks like the only logical solution is for Superbeast to hire an illustrator for its articles. I recommend that dot-and-stipple Wall Street Journal guy. That would confer a certain classiness upon the site, and definitely reduce the angry postings of Kitten Kommissionees (a wholly owned and trademarked phrase of Blogfoot, Inc.)

R. Falch said...

This is comedic gold.

Casey Brewer said...

I don't even like cats.

Anonymous said...

hey, how much for that cat picture?

- Troy