Apr 10, 2010
The Internet is capable of amazing feats, such as helping many teenagers fight anorexia.
The song “Sophie” was written by Eleanor McEvoy and was never intended to make a public statement against anorexia. McEvoy described the song as “obscure” and was at the bottom of one of her albums. However, the song has reached millions of viewers via YouTube thanks to some person who created a video utilizing the song. The song addresses anorexia, but if nobody hears it than the song becomes nothing more than just a song. Why find the cure for Cancer if you aren’t going to share it?
“Sophie” is an example of how the Internet can provide people with data, information, and content that may help them but would have otherwise been inaccessible. The Internet provides an outlet for people, and due to the nature of the Internet, it provides an outlet for a large amount of people. With websites like YouTube that are directed towards those with even the slightest spark of creativity, many people can be heard, which increases the chances that someone will listen.