There was a heartwarming story in the paper recently about Caine Monroy, a 9 year old who lives in East Los Angeles. He is the subject of a short film that has become a recent Internet viral sensation. The film is Caine’s Arcade.
Over and over again we see the impact of Internet and social media exposure (good and bad). This one is good (we trust). Take a look at the sidebar and note how much money has been donated towards Caine’s college education and towards a trust fund to foster creativity and enterpreneurship in young children.
Among many creative children (I think of a nephew of ours in particular) who have built many things from scratch, it is the luck of the draw in this day and age to have an independent film maker show up and shine a light on one special young boy.
What do you think of social media and its ability to instantly shine a light on everything from heartwarming human interest stories, to singing babies, to a father shooting his daughter’s laptop for what he saw as her ungratefulness and on and on. Are we better off for it?