How ISIS Succeeds on Social Media Where #StopKony Fails
Social networks offer an incredible tool for tapping into the collective unconscious, a virtual Jungian arena in which competition might be expected to amplify the critical values and anxieties of millions of people in real time. In early 2015, these ...
Can online campaigns bring offline change?
it is time to make him known. Im calling on ALL MY FANS, FRIENDS, and FAMILY to come together and #STOPKONY - http://t.co/qaz9GjQ2. — Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) March 8, 2012. Thanks tweeps for sending me info about ending #LRAviolence .
Hey #StopKony fans, over here!
An Oxfam volunteer at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Tennessee. Photo: Bob Ferguson/Oxfam America. 3+1. You don't have to lose your passion or enthusiasm over the closing of Invisible Children. You can redirect it to where it's needed most. Your ...
Lakewood Class of 2015 graduates
"Our freshmen year when our biggest struggles were to fit in, stop Kony, and be the best at Draw Something and Hackey Sack. These seemed like the most important things ever to us at the time," said class speaker Alec Burbee. "We came here just four ...
The Depressing Reason Why Hashtag Campaigns Like #StopKony and ...
The global spread of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign earned it comparisons to the #StopKony campaign of two years ago and reignited a debate over the efficacy of hashtag activism. The original Kony 2012, the most successful viral video in history, and ...
One Year Later: What Happened to #stopKony?
Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz of the Daily Download explored the #stopKony movement with me in a special web-only segment. The key question — one year after activists promised that the world would know Joseph Kony's name — did it work?
Obama Is Still Trying to Stop Kony, Sends New Personnel and Aircraft to Uganda
President Obama is deploying more troops to Uganda in a renewed effort to hunt down fugitive warlord Joseph Kony. But with ongoing crises in Syria and Ukraine, to name but two, some are calling this a chance for a quick and easy U.S. victory. The ...
How Obama should stop Kony
The viral Kony 2012 video has propelled the Lord's Resistance Army and its leader, Joseph Kony, into the world's spotlight and conscience. On YouTube alone, more than 56 million people viewed it in its first four days. As the video created by Invisible ...