A lack of empathy is found in the growing trend of cyber-bullying. "Jumping off GW bridge sorry." That was the last status update Tyler Clementi ever posted to his Facebook page before leaping to his death off the George Washington Bridge in New York City. About a month before his suicide, Tyler, who was gay, had started his freshman year at Rutgers University and found himself housed with a roommate who was not at ease with those who were open with their homosexuality. Unbeknownst to Tyler, his roommate began to electronically spy on him and eventually recorded him kissing a man. The roommate then posted the video to YouTube and soon Tyler’s fateful and heartbreaking Facebook status would follow (Cloud). The combination of the roommates inability to empathize with Tyler’s lifestyle with the ease of communicating to a broad audience online, proved to be a deadly combination. Unfortunately, stories like Tyler’s have become more common ...
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...he positive outcomes from the rise of social media along with numerous instances of strangers helping others in times of need. As more people utilize online communication, empathy will play an important role in deciding if it does more harm or more good for society.
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