Did you change your Facebook profile pic to a cartoon to help raise awareness about child abuse?
Did you recently vote for your favourite charity so that they could win funding through an online contest?
Unless you actually sacrifice something for the causes that you pat your back on for clicking for, you did no favours and deserve no credit.
If this is actually a cause that is of importance to you, you need to spend time, talent or money. Volunteer. Attend a fundraising event. Write a letter to your MP or news editor. Donate. Even better, donate monthly.
Raising awareness is important, but not when the actual cause gets lost.
I challenge those who changed their profile picture to cartoons to donate or volunteer with orgs who fight child abuse (the original purpose of the profile pics). Here are 3 to start:
Update: I added the phrase “If this is actually a cause that is of importance to you” in order to be clear that this post is directed at those that actually are patting themselves on the back. I stand by my position, but added this for clarification
Update 2: This is me shaking my head at “you suck” as an eloquent choice of words to express myself. As hard as it may be to believe, I am, incredibly, not in high school anymore.