Definition of clicktivist in English:

clicktivist

Pronunciation /ˈkliktivəst/ /ˈklɪktɪvəst/

Translate clicktivist into Spanish

noun

  • A person who shows supports for a political or social cause via the internet by means such as social media or online petitions, typically in a way characterized as involving little effort or commitment.

    ‘the clicktivists get the feeling that by clicking on this petition they have achieved something’
    • ‘Are those involved simply clicktivists who show no more commitment than pressing a button?’
    • ‘Today's clicktivists can win a cause within days of starting up a petition.’
    • ‘They were dismissed as clicktivists who don't do any real work.’
    • ‘In each case, social media allowed like-minded clicktivists to draw attention to an issue, quickly and at very little cost.’
    • ‘The research revealed that users weren't simply clicktivists and many had gone on to continue their activism by lobbying politicians.’
    • ‘Twitter offers activists and clicktivists the opportunity to share a firm's shortcomings with millions of people.’
    • ‘We're a generation of clicktivists, incessantly raising awareness for a wide assortment of causes and social justice issues.’
    • ‘The censorious clicktivists desperately searching for new causes to 'like' and products to ban are doing more harm than good.’
    • ‘Are hyperactive clicktivists the face of democracy to come?’
    • ‘I'm on an activists training day, as I'm currently more of a clicktivist and want to do more.’

adjective

  • Supporting a political or social cause via the internet by means such as social media or online petitions, typically in a way characterized as involving little effort or commitment.

    ‘some experts question whether clicktivist campaigns have lasting worth’
    • ‘It sounds like a bit of a clicktivist campaign.’
    • ‘All these clicktivist campaigns are not about radical empowering of citizen democracy.’
    • ‘For all our polite letter-writing campaigns and clicktivist petitions, these policy backslides are evidence that this government doesn't give a damn what we the people think.’
    • ‘Think before you mock what you see as "clicktivist hipsters."’
    • ‘The campaign's clicktivist tactics have been questioned.’
    • ‘I know people are starting to tire a little of clicktivist websites, but this is crucial.’
    • ‘Will the clicktivist youth come out to vote?’
    • ‘The clicktivist generation is maturing.’
    • ‘The clicktivist army have been pushing the obligatory petition to recall parliament.’
    • ‘I do my share of clicktivist petition signing.’

Origin

Early 21st century blend of click and activist.