Monday, October 15, 2012

#BAD 2012: The power of we

Internet has revolutionized the world of communications and human interaction.
Never in history had so many people been connected in real-time, capable of exchanging videos, audio and text.
Everyday hundreds of millions of ordinary people are sharing knowledge, emotions, philosophies, political thoughts, aspirations and experiences about a wide range of topic.
This ease of interactivity has brought the people closer, making more room for understanding and appreciation of the diversity. Like-minded people across the world are coming together to support causes, philosophies and ideologies dear to them.
The reaction to violence against Malala Yousufzai, a child activist who was shot by terrorists in Swat valley of Pakistan, is a recent case in point.

After this incident we saw people from across the world coming together, writing blogs, sharing photographs, videos and audio messages to support the ideas that Malala stood for. Similarly, there are many other causes supported by bloggers and ordinary users of social-networks.
This togetherness in thought and spirit is “the power of we” that is being discussed in this year’s Blog Action Day, a global event in which bloggers from 106 countries are making similar posts, to highlight the power of blogs and social media.


Anonymous نے لکھا ہے کہ

Virginia Bryan There can be no doubt that this interconnectedness has the potential to change things in ways inconceivable just a few short years ago. But for all this communication across geographical, political, cultural, and religious boundaries to bear fruit, it cannot stop at words, no matter how eloquent and passionately felt. Our sincere concern/compassion/outrage, expressed in FB postings, blogs, sharing of thought-provoking pictures and videos, etc., risks being an end in itself -- a global "feel good" moment -- unless we can somehow translate it into real and permanent change. If we cannot effect change, all our outrage remains impotent flaying. Clearly, communication is critical. Without it, change is impossible. But I sometimes worry that this new level of sharing, while it has the potential to do great things, can also allow us to feel that we have actually done something and give us permission not to act.

Noor Pamiri نے لکھا ہے کہ

I agree with you Virginia.

At the global front, indeed, the feelings of togetherness has to be transformed into an action, to create tangible and visible change. The global "feel-good-moment", that you have deftly described, will not change much.

Thanks for sharing the insight.

اگر ممکن ہے تو اپنا تبصرہ تحریر کریں

اہم اطلاع :- غیر متعلق,غیر اخلاقی اور ذاتیات پر مبنی تبصرہ سے پرہیز کیجئے, مصنف ایسا تبصرہ حذف کرنے کا حق رکھتا ہے نیز مصنف کا مبصر کی رائے سے متفق ہونا ضروری نہیں۔

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