...it can't. But people like you and I can. We can use this incredibly powerful platform to do these things. You don't believe me? You say that the internet and its sub-networks like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Myspace and the like are nothing more than a way to promote "Me" and "I?"
Well, then check out the work of MadV over on YouTube. This is simply one example of the countless ways that people like you and I are using the Internet to foster and build compassion and empathy (or in the opinion of the skeptic, this is cultivating nothing more than pure narcissism). MadV posted the 40 second video below titled, "One World." This video quickly became the most responded to video on YouTube. Eventually MadV took the various responses and remixed them to create the second video below (a special thanks to MadV for actually returning a message of mine on YouTube as I had difficulty finding the original One World piece).
MadV's original, "One World," Video:
MadV's Remix of the various responses to One World:
MadV also sparked another project titled, "The Humans Project" where he asked the simple question, "What does it mean to be human?" People submitted responses and then he compiled them all in final piece. See the two videos below:
The Humans Project:
Compilation of Responses to the Humans Project:
Empathy and compassion or narcissism?