So, apparently Internet Petitions aren’t worth the photons they’re written with.

Which might be considered a shame if, like me, you’d signed one recently in an attempt to get a second series of Being Human commissioned.


This phenomenon is known as Slacktivism.

It’s like activism, only it doesn’t require you to get your hands dirty, and it doesn’t work. It’s the warm fuzzy feeling you get from forwarding an email to help collect first names for a school project or not buying petrol on May 15th, despite the fact that these things absolutely will not work.

Isn’t it great? You can make a difference, without actually having to do anything! Give yourself a big hug! You deserve it!

Well, if you really want a place to go and ask for a new series of Being Human, here’s how to do it:

  1. Visit the BBC TV Feedback page.
  2. Leave them feedback on Being Human.

Unfortunately, it takes a few more clicks than signing an Internet Petition.

On the plus side, it’s guaranteed to be read by someone at the BBC, and a summary will be forwarded to the channel executive.

That would be Danny Cohen, the man who actually has the power to make a decision whether or not it gets recommissioned.

I’ve made up for my earlier slackassery.

So if there’s some feedback you want to give the BBC – about anything – door’s open.

3 responses to “Slacktivism”

  1. Already done. They wrote back very politely, bless ’em. I didn’t go begging for a job, or anything. That’s dignity for you.

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