Protest schemes that don’t cost the participants any inconvenience, hardship or money remain the most popular, despite their ineffectiveness. -Snopes
Its true. Protesting rising fuel prices by boycotting petrol stations on a certain day achieves absolutely nothing. You’ll just buy the petrol a day earlier or a day later, and it allows speculators to profit if they know there will be less demand one day.
Changing your profile picture on Facebook will not stop child abuse.
Signing and online petition or blacking out your web site will have absolutely no effect. Not unless you’re a significant player like Wikipedia, perhaps.
This is action. This has a chance to get things fixed. This is how voices are heard.
Raising awareness is a great way of feeling good about yourself without actually doing anything.