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May 5 2013

Is there more to slacktivism than gesture politics?


SOME of the sheen has come off the belief that online activism can change the world. The social-media revolutions of the Arab Spring and the antics of hacktivist group Anonymous in opposing online censorship have diffused into "slacktivism" changing a profile picture, or reposting a status update, to show support for a favoured cause.

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