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Kony 2012 Shows The Power Of Youth And Social Media

Iman Baghai | Posted 05.12.2012 | Teen
Iman Baghai

Youth -- with the help of social media -- can grab everyone's attention. If united, teens have the potential to select the major issues facing our society.

UNICEF: Stop Bickering. Remember Kids Are At Heart Of Kony Campaign

Posted 03.12.2012 | Impact

While the viral Invisible Children campaign has informed millions of the horrors child soldiers in Uganda face, another nonprofit wants to highlight j...

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Kony 2012 Campaign

Nina Wegner | Posted 05.11.2012 | Impact
Nina Wegner

Yes, 50 million views. For a single, three-day-old video made by a nonprofit, that number is staggering. But it reminds me of one very important truth that should give all of us a lot of hope: big movements start really small.

Kony 2012: A Lesson in Critical Thinking

Larry Magid | Posted 05.11.2012 | Parents
Larry Magid

As an Internet safety advocate, I've been saying for years that one of the most important skills that young people need is the ability to think critically about what they see online. There is often more than one side to a story.

Consumerism Trumps Education In Kony 2012 Campaign

Mikaela Luttrell-Rowland | Posted 05.11.2012 | Impact
Mikaela Luttrell-Rowland

The poster that the Kony 2012 campaign would like to plaster around the country, and has included in a $30 action kit, juxtaposes Joseph Kony, Osama B...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

What does it look like when something catches fire? And what does it look like when it doesn't? This week we had a stark example of both. There was the incredible virality of the Kony 2012 video, which has become the fastest growing social media campaign of all time, having garnered over 67 million YouTube views in less than a week. Clearly the film has struck a nerve. The same can't be said of Mitt Romney's campaign, which is still struggling to go viral with the GOP base. Following a less than decisive Super Tuesday performance, Romney continued his Awkward Tour of America. After failing to ingratiate himself to Tennessee voters by reciting the lyrics to "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" on Monday, he ended the week in Mississippi, where he declared, "I like grits." Thud. Maybe he should hire the team at Invisible Children to make his next round of campaign ads.

Kony 2012, Awareness, and THARCE-Gulu

Eliza Dushku | Posted 05.09.2012 | Impact
Eliza Dushku

This heightened awareness of the 26-year trail of wreckage left by Kony is a good thing. And now, more than ever before, countless people are asking how to help the victims and not only how to help catch Kony.

Invisible Children: Kony 2012 Is More Than Just 'Passing Fad'

Posted 03.10.2012 | Impact

Invisible Children, the movement behind the viral campaign sensation "Kony 2012" insists its mission is more than just a "passing fad." After makin...

Kony 2012?

Travis Rejman | Posted 05.09.2012 | World
Travis Rejman

With millions of views so far this week, the super viral Kony 2012 video is clearly raising awareness of the horrors of the LRA in Uganda. But is the Kony 2012 campaign a good idea?

An Open Letter to Jonathan Franzen, or How I Learned to Love the Twittersphere

Amanda Guinzburg | Posted 05.09.2012 | Home
Amanda Guinzburg

The fact is the digital train has already long left the station and we, those of us who call ourselves writers and artists, have an obligation to get on board so we might impact the nature of the trip.

An Opinion on Kony 2012: Slactivism and Gullible Youth

TNGG | Posted 05.08.2012 | College
TNGG

There are other ways to get rid of Kony and end the exploitation of children in Africa that don't include violence or the American military. We shouldn't always fight violence with violence.

How Invisible Children's Kony 2012 Will Hurt - And How You Can Help - Central Africa

Michael Deibert | Posted 05.09.2012 | Impact
Michael Deibert

A refrain that is often repeated by Invisible Children's supporters is that the organization's goal is not to "get bogged down by history" but rather to "raise awareness" thus leading to "action." But what kind of action can come in Central Africa if one ignores the region's history?

Why Should We Be Hunting Kony 2012?

Corrin Varady | Posted 05.09.2012 | World
Corrin Varady

The international community needs more opportunities to argue and debate about our involvement in the world and especially Africa. We need to stop for a moment and question if we are doing enough and if so, is what we are doing actually RIGHT?

Kony 2012 Video: Money for Nothing

Chase Harrison | Posted 05.09.2012 | Teen
Chase Harrison

If the U.S. wants deliver democracy and help the impoverished masses, we must stop the techniques employed in Kony 2012, and the concept of giving aid rather than providing economic structure.

Anti-Kony Video Racks Up Criticism In Uganda

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 05.09.2012 | World

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The wildly successful viral video campaign to raise global awareness of a brutal Central Africa rebel leader is attracting cr...

'Kony 2012:' Invisible Children And 7 Other Charities Fighting For Child Soldiers

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.09.2012 | Impact

The “Kony 2012” video campaign against Joseph Kony, the leader of Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army, was met with fiery reactions across the board a...

Stop Kony Controversy: What You Need To Know

Clare Richardson | Posted 03.13.2012 | World

Just who is this Joseph Kony guy, anyway? If you learned his name from the viral video that rocketed the notorious leader of the Lord's Resistance Arm...

KONY 2012: Just Effing Do It!

Nikhil Goyal | Posted 05.08.2012 | Teen
Nikhil Goyal

Don't be one of the zombie followers of the KONY 2012 movement. Buying t-shirts and wristbands and bankrolling another film will not help. Keep it about Joseph Kony, not KONY 2012.

Kony 2012 Video Goes Viral On Social Media

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.08.2012 | World

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — If Joseph Kony lived in relative anonymity before this week, he's an Internet star now. A video about the atro...

The Problem With Invisible Children's "Kony 2012"

Michael Deibert | Posted 05.07.2012 | Impact
Michael Deibert

It is important to understand the context and the history of a region before blundering blindly forward to "help" a people you don't understand.

Social-Media Campaign Aims To Take Down World's No. 1 War Criminal (TAKE ACTION)

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.08.2012 | Impact

Joseph Kony is not exactly a household name in the United States. Of course, few rebel leaders in sub-Saharan Africa are -- even ones like Kony, whom ...

Kony 2012: Make Him Famous

Limari Colon | Posted 05.07.2012 | Impact
Limari Colon

Today I stumbled upon one of the most intense videos I've seen in my short life. As a mother of a three month old, I would die, now and here, to spare...

Kony 2012: Changing the World, One Tweet at a Time

Michael Geheren | Posted 05.07.2012 | Teen
Michael Geheren

Russell's newest idea was to make Kony popular by using social media. The 27-minute video was posted on YouTube by Invisible Children and became a worldwide trending topic on the Internet.

Who Is Kony?

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 05.07.2012 | Teen
Noah Fitzgerel

Joseph Kony, the leader of the Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army, has managed to systematically terrorize and manipulate central Africans in order to stay in power for 26 years.

The Giving Keys

Caitlin Crosby | Posted 03.14.2012 | Good News
Caitlin Crosby

It started in a New York motel. The key to my room was old and rusted. And I immediately loved it. So I 'permanently borrowed' it, put it on a chain, and slipped it over my neck.