i'll probably never understand people looking for friendship via the web while being emotionally too twisted to have a proper relationship to the person next door. same for people caring more about a distant phantom apparently being ill from leukemia than rather giving some respect to a close relative's health disabilites. is it simply natural, er, human that the farside concerns us more than the touch of proximity? do we hope to be more reluctant when we reach out far away from where we failed? nah, it's just that american moralelastic acting.
or yet another marketing strategy for yet another emotional overload from hollywood.