Can Online Video Usher In A New Age Of Empathy?

Online media is effectively creating a global living room by transforming how people across distances can share an experience. Video especially can pack a powerful punch of humanity. It can convey sights, sounds, and emotions in a different way than written word, audio, or other mediums. And web video is allowing anyone with an Internet connection to share a moment together, whether it is a Bollywood film, a Lady Gaga song, or a small glimpse into someone’s life. It allows us to identify via our interests rather than just our demographic. As media moves from being created and shared regionally to more open, international platforms, empathy and understanding follow.