New on SSIR: Are we addicted to Slacktivism?

Amy Sample Ward

According to ABC news : According to the trend-tracking website Know Your Meme , the cartoon fad started with Facebook users in Greece and Cyprus in mid-November. But, what still really stands out for me, is the addition of the cause-advocacy appeal once the meme hit the English translation. My latest contribution to the Stanford Social Innovation Review is now up – it’s reposted below, but you can find the original post and conversation on SSIR.

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Slacktivism: Can Cartoons Raise Awareness or Just Make Us Feel Good?

NetWits

Whether it started on accident, was part of a specific campaign, or originated in Greece , this meme seemed to really have legs! In the last 24 hours, I have seen countless blog posts, discussions, and news articles all mocking this current meme for doing nothing to actually prevent child abuse. Did you notice something toony about Facebook last weekend?