In case you’ve asked yourself this, cause you’ve seen the name “Kony” float around the web during the last hours, you asked the right question! The answer is in this video, and I strongly recommend you watch the whole thing, because there is some really important information in it. Also, it’s only 30 minutes, not 3 hours, so I bet you’ll survive focussing your attention on this video for a while.
1. I think I can refrain from commenting the cause, still I want to make sure that you are aware that Kony is only one of many persons killing, raping, mutilating children in the world. The interest in “world news” isn’t very high, but please take a few minutes at least once a week to check out websites from UNHCR, UNICEF, Save the Children, Human Rights Watch or Amnesty who have really good news sections where you can keep informed about crimes like the ones Kony is committing while you are drinking your morning coffee.
2. Whoever planned this Kony 2012 campaign is a fucking genius! Not only is it very easy to share the information about Kony, but the website is also brilliant (Kony2012.com). There are a lot of great features that make it really easy for us to support the cause, so make sure you check it out and try out the features there.
3. I see one problem: the “Cover the Night” event is on April 20, which is in over 1 1/2 months, I’m afraid people may have lost interest by then, when Kony isn’t the new exciting thing in the media anymore. This is why I’m planning to do another Twitter flashmob on April 15. More details about this later here on this blog.