Selective Humanitarianism: #LookImHelping…?
As a human being fortunate enough to painfully observe, and not be victim to, the atrocities ongoing in our world today, I’ve noticed a tech-based trend when it comes to caring. Social media has played a triumphant role in magnifying what bothers its users — us, the younger generation. This “bother”, however, doesn’t appear to have any kind of long-term consistency. Why is that? Why have we collectively moved our online concerns for humanity to Gaza? Syria’s still in conflict. The kidnapped Nigerian girls are still missing. Congo’s death toll in years and years of violence surpasses a number of holocausts….
Source: Technology – The Huffington Post