KONY 2012

7 Mar

“Where you live shouldn’t determine whether you live”.

 

If you have Facebook, Twitter, or any access whatsoever to the internet, then by now I am sure you have at least heard about Kony 2012. If you haven’t watched the video yet, take a half hour to do so. It is well worth your time.

This is one of the strongest examples of the power of technology and media to make a difference that I have seen in a long time. In a matter of twenty-four hours, this video has blown up the internet and made the world’s most wanted criminal known to millions of people. It absolutely amazed me how powerful social media is. It allows us to join people around the world and take a stand through just clicking a few buttons on our computer. This awareness does make a difference. “Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time is now”.

Of course there is some criticism on the issue. Wherever there are supporters, there are people who are against. I do agree that we need to think critically about this issue and if it is being taken care of in the most proper way, but there is one thing that we cannot deny: yesterday, millions of people did not know who Joseph Kony was. Now they do. This is because of the power of social media. If you would like to see a oposing view to the video, you can do so here.

What do you think of Kony 2012? Will you paint the night?

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