I don’t understand silences. How is it showing respect to be silent for three minutes? If you care, you care. If you don’t, you don’t. Why not spend the three minutes doing something useful and appropriate? If you’ve got the media to devote three whole minutes to an issue, why not use it to blast the website and phone number for donations? The people who are in need don’t care that half of europe was silent for three minutes. They just need help. It just seems such a waste.