May 30, 2002

They Weren't Careful What They Hoped For

teachers setting up Internet projects underestimate the pleasure people get out of doing something that feels like a public service yet requires no more than a few keystrokes.

"It's all fed by slacktivism," [Barbara Mikkelson of] said, "the desire people have to do something good without getting out of their chair."

I like that term: slactivism.

Posted by Andrew Raff at May 30, 2002 12:12 PM