Kony 2012

9 Mar

The newest internet craze sweeping across every online outlet from facebook to twitter is Kony 2012. The rise in popularity of this video truly shows how powerful social media is. The first time I saw any mention of this video was two nights ago. By 9:00 p.m. tonight I have seen about 200 posts clogging up my minified. Whether a person is for the Invisible Children movement or against the organization, one thing can’t be denied, the public has a voice like never before. People are getting more involved than they ever have been before. Supporting causes has never been easier, all of the information can be found online in seconds and you can show your support with just a credit card number and a click of a button. The only downside of this new wave of support is the causes that are being supported. Once someone hears about a cause it is easy to jump on the bandwagon and not even check where the information is coming from. There have been reports of shady money practices of the Invisible Children Organization and some say that their support of U.S. military involvement isn’t the smartest way to handle this issue. Whether or not support of this organization is smart, the fact that millions of people all over the world are getting together and feeling passionate about an issue is extraordinary, and it is all because of the internet.


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