Contributing writer for The Artifice.
Junior Contributor I
YouTube: A Trend in Compassion
We’ve all seen those feel-good viral video’s of people finding someone in need and through various means helping to turn their life around. These stories gained popularity and were quickly spread across the web, inspiring others to do the same. I find myself wondering if the people who publicize these processes are really doing it from the kindness of their heart, or merely to gain popularity via social media. If social media didn’t exist would the same people perform random acts of kindness without ever seeking accreditation? Is it truly kindness, or just trending?