So, Is the Online World Really Killing Empathy?

So, Is the Online World Really Killing Empathy?

It seems constantly repeated that the Internet and online world has decreased our ability to be civil, to empathize, to even coexist. Has our capacity to empathize been disconnected, diminished? These are questions the Internet has dealt with for years as we witness the growth of social media and our time online coupled with the good and bad that it brings out in all of humanity. There seems to be a general consensus and belief that the Internet is killing empathy. In my own experiences, when I tell people about this project, the response tends towards a snarky “good luck with that,” response, implying empathy can not be found or does not exist in the online worlds.

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