Assuming responsibility, May 1
A few months after an Indonesian worker suffering from a stroke was left ignored for hours at a university cafeteria, we did a story on diffusion of responsibility theory, otherwise known as the bystander effect – the more people there are in a crowd, the less likely we are to help a person in distress. The experts we spoke to said young people’s preoccupation with social media will only make this phenomenon worse. Moral of the story? If you see someone in trouble, help first, tweet later.