I was really impressed with this infographic so I had to share it. Thinking like an armchair economist means I like to try to understand why people act the way they do. What are the incentives that get people motivated? Also what kind of heuristics are people battling all the time to get to the feelings and actions they perceive are valuable. It's really interesting actually - and can even help you be a better consumer. So take a look at this really neat infographic from sortable.com and see if your views/lifestyle fits any of the slactivist stats - I was actually surprised personally. I think there is a ton of power in getting the internet to support a cause...I also think that sometimes it can get a little trendy/hipster. Now I know the word for it - a slacktivist.
I would love to get your thoughts on this infographic. Even better are there any stories out there that involve mobilizing peoples from the interwebs to better a cause. I know of one organization that is constantly increasing the awesome in the world and they are collectivley known as the Nerdfighters. I'll leave you to check them out but a lot of good happens when they rally a cause.
Crowdfunding is also another great cause that can allow the slactivist to do some real good. There are a ton of great small businesses out there struggling to get off the ground that could use support. I know I've talked about a few places you can go to check out way s you can engage and help create new jobs. Click here for that post!