A pejorative neologism combining 'slacker' and 'activism,' sometimes spelled 'slacktivism.' Engaging socially in activism that requires little or no effort as part of a lifestyle or self-identity. Slactivism usually produces no appreciable results and often perpetuates poor research and hearsay.
1. When I heard that Jack was boycotting Taco Bell because he said they exploit tomato farmers in Latin America, I knew it was more of Jack's slactivism. He never visited Taco Bell anyway.
2. Jill thought of herself as an activist. She always hit "Like" on Facebook whenever a social justice issue came up, and she was a part of several Political Action Committee fan pages, but her friends knew her slactivism couldn't be counted on to write Congress or go beyond a few mouse-clicks.