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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 08, 2012
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I DON’T GIVE A FUCK WHAT THE CDC SAYS YOU BE WEARING YOUR MASK
Karen: The CDC says we can stop wearing maβ€”
Frank: IDGAFWTCDCSYBWYMFM !!!!!!
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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 snopes.com February 21, 2007
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