What is "Slactivism"? The term comes from the combination of "activist" and "slacker", and is used to deride those who will join in on-line "feel good" campaigns without actually doing anything constructive for the causes they claim to support.
Examples of "slacktivism" include:
* Signing on-line petitions
* Adding a "Twibbon" to your avatar or icon
* Posting "memes" to your Facebook status about how bad cancer is, or how everyone deserves equal rights
* Blogging about a cause
* Retweeting messages about social justice or awareness campaigns
The slacktivist will often jump on every such campaign that comes along as they require virtually no effort nor personal risk. But the slacktivist rarely will take the next step of actually contributing money to a charitable cause or social justice organization; the slacktivist doesn't attend political protests or demonstrations and put themselves in danger of arrest or physical harm. The slacktivist feels he has done all he needs to do by "spreading the word" on the internet - mostly to other slacktivists who in turn will do nothing more.