Activism vs. Slacktivism Debate
The five-minute version of the Activism vs. Slacktivism Debate with panellist highlights and participant reactions.
Micah White's (Contributing Editor, Adbusters) argues that clicktivism is hurting activism and merely a combination of marketing with computer science.
Tom Steinberg shares perspectives and research on what we really know and don't about e-campaigning based on academic research findings.
Paul Hilder argues that real activists use the tools available to them, and always have.
Sam Smith looks forward into the future consequences of a couple of example online campaigns in the UK.
David Babbs says good activism is coming together and achieving impact in the world and impact on people. Bad activism achieves neither. Tools are secondary.
Eric Lee says social media is like the horse that Paul Revere rode the night the American revolution began. Without a fast and robust horse, Revere could never have sparked the rebellion. What is remembered about that night is the message he carried.
Naomi McAuliffe advocates that good activism requires a balanced approach and using the right technology, not just popular technology.