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Researchcliché, but true...one person can make a difference.                                   When someone tweets that th...
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  1. 1. SketchFrank, This past Friday night I found myself in a black hole of depression and I didn’t know how I was going to make it through the night. Not knowing whereto turn and feeling like I couldn’t stop. I remembered seeing the Hopeline phone number in the front of your book. I talked with someone there for 2 and a halfhours and I truly feel that they saved my life. Thank you for the book, thank Hopeline for being there, and thank the people that send in their postcards so thatothers know they are not alone with their secrets. Frank, This past Friday night I found myself in a black hole of depression and I didn’t know how I was goingto make it through the night. Not knowing where to turn and feeling like I couldn’t stop. I remembered seeing the Hopeline phone number in the front of yourbook. I talked with someone there for 2 and a half hours and I truly feel that they saved my life. Thank you for the book, thank Hopeline for being there, andthank the people that send in their postcards so that others know they are not alone with their secrets. Frank, This past Friday night I found myself in a blackhole of depression and I didn’t know how I was going to make it through the night. Not knowing where to turn and feeling like I couldn’t stop. I rememberedseeing the Hopeline phone number in the front of your book. I talked with someone there for 2 and a half hours and I truly feel that they saved my life. Thankyou for the book, thank Hopeline for being there, and thank the people that send in their postcards so that others know they are not alone with their secrets.Frank, This past Friday night I found myself in a black hole of depression and I didn’t know how I was going to make it through the night. Not knowing whereto turn and feeling like I couldn’t stop. I remembered seeing the Hopeline phone number in the front of your book. I talked with someone there for 2 and a halfhours and I truly feel that they saved my life. Thank you for the book, thank Hopeline for being there, and thank the people that send in their postcards so thatothers know they are not alone with their secrets. Frank, This past Friday night I found myself in a black hole of depression and I didn’t know how I was goingto make it through the night. Not knowing where to turn and feeling like I couldn’t stop. I remembered seeing the Hopeline phone number in the front of your diffusionbook. I talked with someone there for 2 and a half hours and I truly feel that they saved my life. Thank you for the book, thank Hopeline for being there, andthank the people that send in their postcards so that others know they are not alone with their secrets. Frank, This past Friday night I found myself in a blackhole of depression and I didn’t know how I was going to make it through the night. Not knowing where to turn and feeling like I couldn’t stop. I rememberedseeing the Hopeline phone number in the front of your book. I talked with someone there for 2 and a half hours and I truly feel that they saved my life. Thankyou for the book, thank Hopeline for being there, and thank the people that send in their postcards so that others know they are not alone with their secrets. of responsibilityFrank, This past Friday night I found myself in a black hole of depression and I didn’t know how I was going to make it through the night. Not knowing whereto turn and feeling like I couldn’t stop. I remembered seeing the Hopeline phone number in the front of your book. I talked with someone there for 2 and a halfhours and I truly feel that they saved my life. Thank you for the book, thank Hopeline for being there, and thank the people that send in their postcards so thatothers know they are not alone with their secrets. Frank, This past Friday night I found myself in a black hole of depression and I didn’t know how I was goingto make it through the night. Not knowing where to turn and feeling like I couldn’t stop. I remembered seeing the Hopeline phone number in the front of yourbook. I talked with someone there for 2 and a half hours and I truly feel that they saved my life. Thank you for the book, thank Hopeline for being there, andthank the people that send in their postcards so that others know they are not alone with their secrets. Frank, This past Friday night I found myself in a blackhole of depression and I didn’t know how I was going to make it through the night. Not knowing where to turn and feeling like I couldn’t stop. I rememberedseeing the Hopeline phone number in the front of your book. I talked with someone there for 2 and a half hours and I truly feel that they saved my life. Thankyou for the book, thank Hopeline for being there, and thank the people that send in their postcards so that others know they are not alone with their secrets.Frank, This past Friday night I found myself in a black hole of depression and I didn’t know how I was going to make it through the night. Not knowing whereto turn and feeling like I couldn’t stop. I remembered seeing the Hopeline phone number in the front of your book. I talked with someone there for 2 and a halfhours and I truly feel that they saved my life. Thank you for the book, thank Hopeline for being there, and thank the people that send in their postcards so thatothers know they are not alone with their secrets. Frank, This past Friday night I found myself in a black hole of depression and I didn’t know how I was goingto make it through the night. Not knowing where to turn and feeling like I couldn’t stop. I remembered seeing the Hopeline phone number in the front of yourbook. I talked with someone there for 2 and a half hours and I truly feel that they saved my life. Thank you for the book, thank Hopeline for being there, andthank the people that send in their postcards so that others know they are not alone with their secrets. Frank, This past Friday night I found myself in a blackhole of depression and I didn’t know how I was going to make it through the night. Not knowing where to turn and feeling like I couldn’t stop. I rememberedseeing the Hopeline phone number in the front of your book. I talked with someone there for 2 and a half hours and I truly feel that they saved my life. Thankyou for the book, thank Hopeline for being there, and thank the people that send in their postcards so that others know they are not alone with their secrets.Frank, This past Friday night I found myself in a black hole of depression and I didn’t know how I was going to make it through the night. Not knowing whereto turn and feeling like I couldn’t stop. I remembered seeing the Hopeline phone number in the front of your book. I talked with someone there for 2 and a halfhours and I truly feel that they saved my life. Thank you for the book, thank Hopeline for being there, and thank the people that send in their postcards so thatothers know they are not alone with their secrets. Frank, This past Friday night I found myself in a black hole of depression and I didn’t know how I was goingto make it through the night. Not knowing where to turn and feeling like I couldn’t stop. I remembered seeing the Hopeline phone number in the front of yourbook. I talked with someone there for 2 and a half hours and I truly feel that they saved my life. Thank you for the book, thank Hopeline for being there, and Binaebi Akah » Project 4a I590 Spring 2010 Digital Imagery as Social Mechanism: Awareness and Social Change
  2. 2. Researchcliché, but true...one person can make a difference. When someone tweets that they’re about to commit suicide, does anyone do anything? Who is responsible for the death if no one acts? Diffusion of responsibility is the result of being in a group of people witnessing an emergency situation, and assuming someone else will help (Darley, J. M. & Latané, B., 1968). Pictured here is a tweet made by Demi Moore after receiving an at-reply from Sandieguy on Twitter. When Sandieguy tweeted about her planned suicide to a particular person, it galvanized others to determine her location so they could call the police and prevent the suicide. Luckily, they were successful. Bottom-left is a photo of Casie. Her story is available on Post Secret, a blog of anonymous postcards. She admitted it was because of Post Secret’s association with Hopeline that she called the suicide prevention hotline. Bottom-right is a photo of Kitty Genovese from 1968, whose murder was witnessed by 38 people over the span of a half-hour, of which few responded because it was assumed someone else had taken action to help her, and various other reasons. It is due to an article written two weeks after her death that we have the diffusion of responsibility theory. Binaebi Akah » Project 4a I590 Spring 2010 Digital Imagery as Social Mechanism: Awareness and Social Change
  3. 3. AttributionsPrimary SecondaryLynn Dombrowski “Casie’s Story”Thanatosensitivity online, and how death (background of sketch)affects those left behind. http://postsecret.blogspot.com Sharing (or reading) secrets online help those of us oppressed by our secrets.Joe WilkersonCommitting social (online) suicide as a Darley, J. M. & Latané, B. (1968). Bystander intervention in emergencies: Diffusionway to unplug. of responsibility. “Demi Moore’s Twitter Followers Help Stop a Suicide” http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-10212297-71.html Photo of Casie http://photos1.blogger.com/photoInclude/blogger/994/593/1600/C.jpg Photo of Kitty Genovese http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-10-01-2866829171_x.htm Photo of @mrskutcher’s tweet to @sandieguy http://pics.livejournal.com/rosalierose/pic/001fqtg8 “Social Network Sites Link to Town’s Seven Suicides” http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article3234692.ece “Worldwide cry for help: Q-C man broadcasts suicide on Twitter” http://www.qctimes.com/news/local/article_70692410-7f10-11de-81c8-001cc- 4c002e0.html Binaebi Akah » Project 4a I590 Spring 2010 Digital Imagery as Social Mechanism: Awareness and Social Change
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