The self-deluded idea that by liking, sharing, or retweeting something you are helping out.
John:"Did you see Facebook last night?"
Steve:"Yeah it was just a bunch of slacktivism with that Kony 2012 video"
by holdenmyd March 9, 2012
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The act of participating in obviously pointless activities as an expedient alternative to actually expending effort to fix a problem.
Signing an email petition to stop rampant crime is slacktivism. Want to really make your community safer? Get off your ass and start a neighborhood watch!
by 1Spectre4U October 21, 2003
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One of those feel-good internet campaigns that doesn't actually help anybody or has political impact. It's your way of pretending to care while sitting on your butt in front of a computer playing WoW.

Also used for people who want to get a million people on their page by before bettering themselves or the world instead of just doing it.
Girl: Let's show our support by changing our Facebook statuses to promote what color our bras are!

Boy: Why does your status say "nothing"?

Girl: I'm supporting breast cancer awareness via Facebook!

Boy: One of the best examples of slacktivism I've ever heard of...
by Alexa Gertrude January 12, 2010
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The search for the ultimate feel-good that derives from having come to society's rescue without having had to actually gets one's hands dirty or open one's wallet.
It's slacktivism that prompts us to want a join a boycott of designated gas companies or eschew buying gasoline on a particular day rather than reduce our personal consumption of fossil fuels by driving less.
by Dave -- via February 21, 2007
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the activity you do, or participate in to put off doing something that is not as fun, but more important.

My favorite slacktivity to do instead of writing my 5 page paper that is due tomorrow is to look up random words on
by Brannon Ramsdale June 13, 2006
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Completed work, albeit completed poorly due to nonchalance, intentional lack of attention to detail, or by person just not giving a sh!t.

Occasionally, slacktivity can lead to being relieved of a duty that said person might not want to be doing anyway, when used strategically.
Coworker A: Look at all these glasses in the cabinet! They aren't in the proper lines, so they don't all fit. Plus, some of them are facing up, and not facing down as everyone should always have them placed.

Coworker B: Yep. It's Jeff's week on kitchen duty. He is a master of slacktivity.

Coworker A: FORGET IT. I'll just do the kitchen stuff on his weeks.
by BrandonChrist March 14, 2014
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Engaging in lazy or fun activities in a purposeful way.
My Christmas break slacktivity will be watching every Scorsese film in chronological order.
by CharlieFatCat December 10, 2013
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