Tag Archives: slacktivism

Can we stop beating the Disney layoffs to death already?

If you’re either Disney obsessed, big on following the job market, or just on Facebook or Twitter all the time, chances are that you’ve heard about the layoffs already. For those of you who have managed to escape the constant onslaught of posts and outrage about the issue, here is a recap: Recently, it came out that in 2014, Disney …

Don’t Join the Slacktivists

Last week the world was rocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of actor Robin Williams’ apparent suicide. A number of celebrities, political officials and other important figures have died in my short lifetime, but I have never seen the world respond as emotionally and full of grief as it did when this news broke. The news sparked an onslaught …

It’s Time to Take Suicide Contagion Seriously

Suicide contagion. Yep, I said it, and yes it is a real thing. It’s a dangerous thing that follows a publicized suicide of any kind, but specifically, a celebrity suicide. I think it’s safe to say, that along with a number of contributing factors from the media, this new attitude of slacktivism the world has taken to across social media …