Jill Walker rettberg on refugees, images, symbols and reality bubbles is a very good read:
One day we will see photos taken by starving children as well. When we see those images, we’ll see photos that show how they see the world. We’ll see them as individuals and not simply as symbols of Hunger, Need and Despair.
As the net becomes ever more natural, I wonder if we become less or more sensitive to the symbols around us. I suspect we see them for what they are more, but care less.