Two cities walk into a bar.
Says Srebrenica: “I was so unlucky that my massacre already took place in 1995. A few years later, and the internet would have saved us. My people could have alerted the world about the siege and the threat of genocide via Twitter and Facebook. Surely, the global community would have come to our help. And if that hadn’t worked, we would have held our children and cats into the camera and uploaded the videos on YouTube. That might seem a bit desperate, even cheesy, but nobody would have remained untouched. Too bad that these social media came too late for us. We could all still be alive.”
Answers Aleppo: “Oh, you naive …”
They are interrupted by the sound of bombs, explosions, screams for help. Analog, digital, multimedia.
But nobody listens. The world is celebrating Christmas, twittering photos of mulled wine and of presents.