What happened in Paris is awful but what about the Congo, Lebanon, or Baghdad? Nobody is changing their Facebook pictures to their flags and until someone can get me a link for a "pray for the world" Facebook filter for my profile picture I am not changing my Facebook profile picture.
Does anybody care about what happened in Lebanon, Baghdad, or the Congo?
What Guys Said 6
It is basically because the majority of the global media is centred around the Western point of view. Majority of social media companies are Western based. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Twitter, Youtube and even this website are almost all based in US and Europe...
Terrorism is a global problem from Far east, Middles East, South America to North America and Europe.. The difference is terrorism is not as common in US and Europe as in these poorer parts of the world. The majority of the terrorists attacks occurs on the area where terrorists are based themselves... The people here in the West only sees the problem on the media, not actually relating to the violent mess. Now when these terrorist atrocities occurs on their land, to a place and something they are familiar and can relate to. The shock factor is often more intensified. Since these people have accounts on western based social medias and active on it, it is natural for them to show their reaction in this platforms to a much more relatable incident...
It's not that people neccessarily doesn't care about what is happening on the other side of the world. It is just something the majority in the west would not relate to, that these violence occurs on daily basis that the media reporting would lose interest and won't report it on the daily therefeore the public interest lowers unitl another big story comes up..1
No, I don't care what the primitives in 3rd world countries are doing.
The rest of the world cannot magically bring Africa and Middle East out of middle ages in a blink of an eye, or fix centuries of exploitation, lethargy and corruption that led into nothing but ruin.
It is sad, but we can't do much about it nor it is the duty of the civilized world to save the other half that seems to refuse evolving.0
no, I don't give a shit what happens in a country 10k km way from me0
boo-hoo, nope nobody cares.1
What Girls Said 1