Slacktivism (n.) is a pejorative term that describes "feel-good" measures, in support of an issue or social cause, that have little or no practical effect other than to make the person doing it feel some amount of satisfaction.
Does anyone else get these annoying social media appeals that do nothing other than make the person feel good (and in the most insidious cases, morally superior)? If the posters truly wanted to do something, volunteering or monetary donations would actually help, not some moral bloviating.
And what happened to modesty? I know politicians and the like appear at soup kitchens and such for the photo shoot, but I feel like us average people have started to succumb to all this nonsense. There rarely is a thing as an anonymous donor anymore.
But for me, really, this all comes down to those hollow appeals for you to do something for someone by simply reposting a message on Facebook. While I may feel temporarily guilt-tripped for not helping one cause or another, I get even angrier by the fact that those people who are reblogging the appeals have done nothing other than that. And they are the ones who feel better about themselves! (/rant)
If you truly care about this issue, you will repost instead of scrolling past. (/tongue-in-cheek)