Avaaz and On-Line Activism

1384354374A fascinating article in The Guardian about “the campaigning community bringing people-powered politics to decision-making worldwide,” Avaaz.org . Through the report’s storytelling, it also analyzes and comments on on-line activism and if it is a new rising force to impact political change, or just “slacktivism,” i.e., “…a pejorative term that describes “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 take satisfaction from the feeling they have contributed. The acts tend to require minimal personal effort from the slacktivist” (Wikipedia).

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