I whole heartily agree with his article, it's not just enough to show a video to keep the social media involved. I didn't even hear about this campaign until I read a bout it n international gangster's class last week. Why? Because it was geared toward the younger community via You tube, I really do not look at You tube that much , so I didn't see the video. What I think needs to happen now to raise awareness is to continue to campaign and keep this issue before the world by any means necessary, whether it is thru marches, newspaper articles or social media- the word needs to get out that Kony need to captured and held accountable for the crimes that he has committed. And true be told somebody knows exactly where this coward is hiding out. How is he still able to get ammunition and guns? Where and who is supplying Kony with these good? These are some very important questions that need to be answered.
Yeah, that whole 'one-night' raid of posters I thought wasn't the best idea. Making one large temporary impact isn't going to do much in this society, especially if it isn't affecting us. The campaign should have sustained and come up with something that would make it relevant for a period of time. I remember hearing about the movement, but beyond that, I knew nothing about it. That's what I think is the problem. They let it die out by limiting the scope to only a viral video and word of mouth. Don't get me wrong, I think it's a great thing but I just don't think there was enough effort put into making the campaign able to stay relevant.
Joyce Shelby 3/26/14Joseph Kony No one have seen or heard from kony since 2009, I was thinking that he die six years ago. Back then he said that people portrayed him to be a person that he was not, I just don’t understand looking for someone for so long and they get a way or they can’t find them. One of the most wanted men and they can’t find him, don’t ever know if he dead or alive. He is not acting along by now he has someone to take his place. No teenagers don’t care anymore
I think this is a great example of how the internet can make topics big and people famous over night. It was smart to target teenagers as they are trying to find their role in the world and parents will find out who Kony is through their kids. Their ideas will be targeted toward how their kid feels unless they watch the 30 minute themselves but most parents do not have time. I think that Kony is old news though and I the gap of he comeback is too short. Kids remember who he is from two years ago and the fad is no longer popular.
Just like Ingred said who is filling this horrible monsters needs. He has to be refilling is ammunition as well as the basic need of food and water. The question of "Do teenagers still care?" still remains. If it was to blow up again in the way that it did i do agree that the same outcome would happen. At the time this situation blew up on youtube and everything else there was only a small amount of teenagers at my high school that contributed to this and like the article said eventually just left it alone. This however is a very crucial situation and im glad that the US is finally putting forth more effort. These soldiers need to put it in there own shoes and imagine there own make of children being forced into being soldiers and worshiping these soldiers or getting there facial features removed. If the plan that he will be captured by this week does not fall through, in my opinion they should shoot this situation back through social media at the teenagers and spread it again.
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I feel like the campaign that they had going in 2012 was geared toward and involved mainly young people. The reason it trickled out so fast was that after a while this got to be old news and they moved on to other things they found more interesting. However, it was quite successful with being affective for a little while they posted and reposted it and it reached a lot of people. I it had reached a majority of the older generation it would have gone on a little bit longer due to the amount of people that would have still been reposting it. I am so glad the U.S. is now getting involved because we need to catch him and stop the violence and the hurting he is doing to young innocent children. However, if the U.S. is not successful then we should go back in and this time target not just the younger generation but the older generation as well> The wider we spread this campaign the better the response we obtain. My hopes are that when the troops do go in that Kony and all of his savage acts will be a thing of the past and though it will not help the children already dismembered, cut up and/or hurt, it will help the younger ones o have not been hit with that crucial reality yet. Let's Go U.S. let's get him and show these kids the hope they need
I have not ever heard about Joseph Kony until now. I think the methods that have been done to put information about horrific events going on in Uganda is what people just like us, in our position can do. I have to say that I was very impressed by the outcome. If for not even those actions taken, then today we as people and the government would still be unaware, or wouldn't pay attention, of what has happened. The small piece of media made is very informative and obviously today does continue to updated the public briefly of the situation.
I have never in my life heard of Joseph Kony. I even have friends in Uganda who say they hadn't heard much about him until just recently. I am happy that the government is making people aware. However, I feel that if this was allowed to go on so long someone has to be helping to protect Koyne. This has gone on way too long. To address the questions "Do the teenagers still care? " I would have to say I feel they care but, aren't sure what to do.
This article is one of the best examples on how a person that nobody knows who he is, he comes from a small place and as soon as his video hits the internet and bam a no name person that nobody knows becomes famous and everybody know who he is and where is comes from. I had know idea who Joseph Kony is in tell I saw the video and seen how many people watched his video.
Joseph Kony Is Back In The News. Do Teenagers Still Care?First off, Carl Weathers is not Kony ( You young people don't know who that is) Secondly it was about time that someone sent in some “D” boys to go in and “clean” House in Uganda. I’m sure they were bored anyways and glad to not be in either Iraq or Afghanistan. (They are not Seals, you can tell by the fact that most of the Operators are wearing hats and not showing off the perfect hair look). I just feel that the whole Kony 2012 only brought this man and the things that he has done it into the light; I really don’t think it had a lot to do with what is happening now. Before you say “nay, nay”, Remember that he was wanted before the whole Kony movement and during that time, we had a different president.Now about that video, I just want to say that nothing moves me more than seeing a bunch of young people that are sticking their fist up like Che Guevara holding up the rifle, trying to look as serious and as hard as they can be. (I hope you hear the sarcasm). These young people that are in the video, I would really like to see how many are doing it because they believe in the cause and how many are just jumping on the band wagon. I felt nothing from this video; the only thing that I felt was that if Kony saw this, he was probably rolling on the ground laughing AND IN TEARS! The only thing that I think was heartfelt from that whole organization and really got people to really look into the whole Kony thing was Jason Russell…..ranting…….butt naked lol!But I am finally happy to see the proper way of dealing with this type of person is going into action.
I definitely remember the "Kony 2012" video that was going around two years ago and I even reposted it online because of it's impact. I feel like it did reach many people, teenagers especially, but we weren't sure of what to do about it. After a couple weeks or days even, people were moving on to something else that happened in the news. I'm glad that the US is sending troops to try to help out. At least there's something still going on to try to solve the issue and find Kony. A lot of people are just now hearing about Kony but I don't think it means that teenagers don't care, they just aren't as aware of what's going on.
Two years ago i remember everybody posting "Kony 2012" and how they were going to put posters up that day in order to get his name out. It seemed obvious that the video had done what it was intended to do. It put his name in the mouths of people of all ages, especially teenagers. However, nothing happened afterwards. It simply became a fad that ran its two week course. I believe that a video alone cannot move an entire group of people to protest or do anything. Sure there probably were some people that took some "action" but not enough to change anything. I believe that the majority of people only take action when theyre the ones being affected. Luckily the government is now taking action and have started to do something about this whole Kony situation.
I never knew or heard of Joseph Kony until Dr. Greg showed us the youtube video of kony 2012 which left me speechless. I admire to much what these young people did and the way they stepped up to let many people know through youtube who Joseph Kont was and see what he's really doing in Uganda. I totally feel that the campaign that they had going in the year 2012 was great, but in order for it to have lasted longer or kept alive, they needed older people or adults to also get involved in the movement/campaign. Because of these young outgoing people our U.S. government is now making the second effort in aiding Uganda in to capture this man. I believe that it is the right thing to do by president Obama in assisting them my sending U.S. soldiers to capture Kony.
I remember when Kony was everywhere! But honestly, there is just talk something is being done but I will believe it when I see it.
I wasn’t even aware about the campaign in order to get Kony to justice back in 2012, and much less about the Invisible Children foundation. It wasn’t until I took this class (gangster) that I found out who Joseph Kony is and what he was doing to poor children in Uganda. As for their campaign to capture Kony back in 2012 I didn’t find it to be very effective, because the majority of the people weren’t even aware as to Kony was or what act he was committing. Though I do have a better understanding now as to whom Kony he is still at large. But thanks to the Obama Administration they have sent troops in search for Kony so that he is brought to justice. Shouldn’t be long to find him.
I am extremely happy that the US is sending troops to hunt for this terrible guy. It is time to help those innocent children who are getting hurt constantly. No children should be treated with violence. I do feel like the 2012 campaign could have had better outcomes if adults would have been more involved instead of teenagers being the main target. The teenagers did get involved, but after a few weeks many of them stop caring because they did not know what to do or say to solve the issue. It was reasonable that they were going to move to another main issue in the news after not knowing what exactly to do. It could be possible that if this issue is spread around the world again that we will have more people trying to help stop the violence that Joseph Kony is doing to the poor innocent children.
Even though the Invisible Children Org is getting a bad rap, you have to admit that at least they got the word out there about Joseph Kony and they have at least opened peoples eyes to what really goes on with the LRA. I had never heard of Joseph Kony or the LRA until I watched the video in class. Anyone who hurts children, no matter where they are or what nationality they are should be brought to justice. Children are innocent and deserve to have a fair chance in life to be and do what they want and not be forced to use guns and kill other people. I hope they find Kony and bring him to justice.
I remember watching the "Kony 2012" video one of the nights after it blew up on social media. I believed it but then after talking with my friends about it the next day at school, they all said it was fake and the people were just trying to make money selling the wristbands and t-shirts. They probably did make some good money selling those items though. I am glad Obama sent some more troops to hunt him down.
Two years ago I do remember everyone talking about Joseph Kony and the whole "Kony 2012", but it just faded and everyone just forgot about the video and what was going on. It was mainly teenagers who were posting this video and maybe they did want to do something about it but, it is how media works and sadly people just forgot about “Kony 2012”. Even though Kony is not all over the news I’m glad the government is still trying to do something about him.
Joseph Kony will be enemy #1 for the ICC for many years to come. I believe teenagers still care as far as Kony is concerned he does us a huge favor every time we catch him perpetrating crimes within society he reminds us of the terrible crimes he has committed. We can only hope to catch him very soon so that he cannot continue to inflict the fear he does upon the children in the communities he terrorizes. As long as he has his soldiers to continue to do his bidding for him he will continue to have the protection he seeks while breaking every international law in the process. I do believe that society does care it’s just that we need to be reminded because we get caught up in our everyday lives. As Kony continues his reign of fear the violence will continue. The media seems to contribute to our fears however it seems to be wishy washy they only seem to report on Kony when they need to sensationalize something they go to a Kony story. Innocent children will continue to be kidnapped and raped and torn away from their families until the government that continues to help Kony is held accountable for continuing to protect him.
Blog 8Sandra OdomRunning a sustainable campaign can often by problematic due to the fact that most people have a very short attention span. We are living in a microwave society; where individuals want instant gratification. At least once a month at my place of worship it seems we are asked to where a color in honor of some cause. Pink for cancer, blue for child abuse, white for missionary Sunday and so and so on but to what end. We have awareness or do we; how many of the congregation actually work or donate to these causes. Awareness without action is just a facade. Usually there is not a plan of action of what is to happen after the congregation wears the appropriate color for the month. There are many variables which cause nonprofit and social campaigns to flounder and die attention deficit, lack of delayed gratification in individuals, what’s in it for me, personalization, empathy, and unambiguous information. Joseph Kony may die before he is caught. Is anyone truly motivated to bring him to justice? The United States found Bin Laden; why can we not find kony. The people of Uganda are starving and dying needlessly and the world is saying “Let them eat cake”.
Kony is a gangster. when ever he is back in a corner about to lose his marbles he wave the white flag. Then he get what he need from the government that he is fighting than he use that aid against them. I remember watching the video because it was posted by like five of my other facebook friends. it made me aware to what was going on in that country. i thought it was great. but i did not like the plan they had for it was a wait for this time. in high school i could not focus for a day not least of all a full month. than the guy that made the video made a huge mistake. that just killed it for me. if one of there upper level guy cant keep a head on his shoulder than why would i give them money.
I’m glad to hear that President Obama finally will send some help in order to help capture Joseph Kony. They really do need the help, Kony has learned that they government is looking for him and changed his strategy of operations. He does things differently in order to stay out of the government’s radar. We need to be very smart about capturing this man before he gets away. I do agree with the article in the fact that the 2012 campaign could have been a little more effective, but that is because the young population loses interest in things very quickly they move from one thing to another in a matter of weeks. We need to form a campaign stronger than the 2012 so we can help the government capture Kony and bring him to justice.
Well, in light of the response by the targeted crowd, we see how short our attention span remains. We have so many distractions with entertainment and media that are competing for our focus. I do think it's good that the U.S. government is pursuing him, but it is an action that has taken too long to decide upon. It is hard for us as individuals to really feel empathy when we have not experienced or seen first-hand the crimes being committed toward other human beings abroad. I'm not saying that we are not empathetic at all, but if we truly were on this conflict, it would have been dealt with much more swiftly. Kony definitely displayed characteristics of a gangster through his criminal means of getting what he wants, but he very manipulative in the process. What happened with the invisible children foundation is a shame but raises a question for me. Did the threat of Kony’s action and crime diminish because of the issues with the messenger who first sought to educate people on the issue? Or was it because there were too few others pushing the issue into the public? Either way, the acts of crime upon humanity were and are still being committed around the world but we seem to have a narrow view with our own endeavors focused on our careers and pursuing the “American dream”.
I was excited to hear that our president finally decided to put people on the ground and work to finally squash gangster, Joseph Kony. I think that people still care about this cause. However, I do believe that we as a society like to follow trends and as sick as this sounds, 2 years ago, when Kony 2012 was in full swing, people were following a trend. I know that a lot of people truly and sincerely wanted to support Kony 2012 because they wanted the killings young children to stop. But I also believe that some of those same people wanted to buy the kit, post, hashtag, tweet, and whatever else because it was what was trending at the time. The decrease in "active" support after the set date to stop Kony 2012, makes me really sad that people were only passionate to a certain point and I wish our society was more active and stood by our beliefs and fought for them more. I am glad something is being done by the US to stop this gangster and I hope that we as a society can start stick up for what we believe and continue to do so even if we don't get our mission accomplished the first time.
I saw the video, donated money, and then there was a huge backlash suggesting Kony didn't even exist, and I felt hustled out of my money. The mainstream media did everything to stop the popular outrage against Kony. After that, who wants to come back for seconds? Just don't TRUST. Ain't nobody got time for that.
I remember the Kony videos that came out in 2012. The buzz that those videos created were huge with my group of friends and I remember even re-posting it even though I didn't have the best understanding behind it. Even though many speculated that it was not even real this article just went in depth about how the video went viral and became a popular topic among the youth. This well done video was a hot topic and it was all because of the way social media can influence us. Believe it or not, the way this movement was spread is very impressive and interesting.