Ashleigh Welch 2nd Digital Media
Slacktivism, Hacktivism, Clicktivism, and Hashtag Activism
Hacktivism is the use of computers and computer networks to promote political ends. Chiefly free speech, human rights and information ethics. In 2012, a hacktivist network used it technological clout to come to the aid of a young girl from Steubenville, Ohio who was gang raped by 2 high school students who got drunk at a party.
Clicktivism is when people can support a cause at the click of a computer mouse. In the UK, 1,500 petition start every month, and almost 800 have achieved their desired outcome, majority with less than 200 signs.
Hasktag Activism has a vanity activism, which is narcissistic pronouncements substitute for actual engagement and anger is at best for petty entertainment and at worst for coordinated harassment.