If we could solve our problems with the click of a button, our internet-crazed world would have done so years ago. Clearly, it’s a lot more complicated than that, but it hasn’t stopped everyone from trying. From sending thoughts to shooting victims to sharing a picture in order to plant a tree, the world has consistently tried to improve itself via social media campaigns. The problem is, a retweet or like requires no work. Unfortunately, global change does.
Log onto Instagram, and you will surely see story posts about the Sudan Meal Project. Online do-gooders see the representations of the Sudanese tragedy in the media and their hearts move. They pray that they can help in whatever way they can. Thankfully, it’s easy to feed starving children. All anyone must do is share a screenshot on their Instagram story. But this seems a little too good to be true, doesn’t it?