Comments on: Useful reads on Kony 2012 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/03/14/useful-reads-on-kony-2012/ Ethan Zuckerman’s online home, since 2003 Sun, 26 Nov 2017 19:03:12 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.5 By: Too much information: Links for week ending 16 March | The Barefoot Technologist http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/03/14/useful-reads-on-kony-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-2665036 Wed, 27 Jun 2012 15:54:10 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4355#comment-2665036 […] “Fighting war crimes, without leaving the couch?” Major parts of the web were dominated this week by discussion of a video campaign (#kony2012) to raise awareness of child soldiers in Uganda that went viral. The New York Times reports on the story, while Zeynep Tufecki advises commentators to ditch the word “slacktivism” if they really want to understand what’s going on. Communicopia use the news as an opportunity to outline “Why your non-profit won’t make a KONY 2012″, and Ethan Zuckerman summarises Gilad Lotan’s analysis of how links to the video spread on Twitter: “this level of mobilisation is literally unprecedented, and extremely worthy of our attention and study”. Report | Tufecki | Communicopia | Zuckerman/Lotan […]

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By: Micropolitics « Tracy's Blog http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/03/14/useful-reads-on-kony-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-2664127 Sun, 13 May 2012 04:54:02 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4355#comment-2664127 […] Zuckerman, Ethan (2012), ‘Useful Reads of Kony 2012′, weblog, 14 March, accessed 5 May 2012, <http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/03/14/useful-reads-on-kony-2012/&gt; […]

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By: Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism: North Gate Radio : Invisible Children oversimplify in Kony 2012 despite good intentions http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/03/14/useful-reads-on-kony-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-2663705 Tue, 24 Apr 2012 15:29:59 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4355#comment-2663705 […] http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/03/14/useful-reads-on-kony-2012/ […]

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By: Clicktivism breakdown: What Kony 2012 says about clicktivism | Clicktivist http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/03/14/useful-reads-on-kony-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-2662615 Tue, 27 Mar 2012 03:22:14 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4355#comment-2662615 […] long. To see how it spread check out Pew’s study and Ethan Zuckerman’s breakdown of Social Flows analysis. Both are very worth a […]

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By: Sunday Reading « zunguzungu http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/03/14/useful-reads-on-kony-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-2662251 Sun, 18 Mar 2012 14:17:48 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4355#comment-2662251 […] Useful reads on Kony 2012, from EZ: – The Kony campaign was really, really big. Not only did the video reach 100 million views on YouTube faster than any other video in history, it thoroughly dwarfed traffic on #sxsw hashtags, which generally dominate Twitter during the interactive week of that conference. – A core of highly connected users seem to have been key in launching the social media campaign. Gilad sees evidence that these users were clustered in a couple of communities, notably in Birmingham, Alabama, and sees evidence that many of these users identify strongly with their Christian faith. This aligns with explanations of the viral spread of the video, which point out that Invisible Children has done great work organizing a core of supporters who they were able to mobilize to support this campaign. – The Invisible Children strategy of influencing celebrities appears to have worked, both in involving actressKristen Bell(who has half a million Twitter followers) in the early campaign, and in influencing other celebrities like Ryan Seacrest and Ellen DeGeneres. […]

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By: huguette kasongo http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/03/14/useful-reads-on-kony-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-2662230 Sat, 17 Mar 2012 16:12:09 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4355#comment-2662230 for sure we have to read but we should have books and answer first primary needs talking aboutethicsas congolaise

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By: Julie Owono http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/03/14/useful-reads-on-kony-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-2662191 Fri, 16 Mar 2012 20:28:37 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4355#comment-2662191 I couldn’t agree more with you @Thomas Bruce. It is essential for NGOs’ personnel to communicate via Social Media, indeed it allows them to publicize their actions, and share their knowledge on the issues that concern their area of work.

But it is also more than ever important to emphasize the ethical dimension of communication, and the Kony campaign is a perfect case study. Ethics particularly on the duty of truth, honesty that one must have when he becomes/or ambitions to become a whistle blower.
Otherwise, you are at risk of sinking into propaganda. And clearly here, we have elements leading to assume that we have a concrete object of propaganda: faith, votaries who want to save the lives of poor children at any cost, questionnable interests hidden behind the filmmakers, disinformation. Ask to 90% of the people who shared the video, where is Kony, they will probably answer Uganda, whereas it is not true, etc.

Talking about Ethics, have you read this: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/jason-russell-san-diego-invisible-children-kony-2012-142970255.html
I Hope it’s a joke…

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By: Love it or hate it, the online phenomenon that is KONY 2012 offers valuable lessons to development communicators. « Hans Thoolen on Human Rights Defenders http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/03/14/useful-reads-on-kony-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-2662169 Fri, 16 Mar 2012 08:09:50 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4355#comment-2662169 […] Useful reads on Kony 2012 (ethanzuckerman.com) […]

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By: Digital Activism Research: Learning a Lot About a Little | The Meta-Activism Project http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/03/14/useful-reads-on-kony-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-2662148 Thu, 15 Mar 2012 17:38:41 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4355#comment-2662148 […] blog, Patrick Meier has posted a variety of responses from Ugandans and Ethan Zuckerman has posted a gorgeous visualization from Gilad Lotan of the first 5000 Kony tweets (see left). At a panel at […]

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By: Genevieve http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2012/03/14/useful-reads-on-kony-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-2662128 Thu, 15 Mar 2012 07:45:24 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4355#comment-2662128 I though their engagement with celebrities was particularly enlightened. I hadn’t seen anything like that done before, especially not on that scope. The idea of actually including the celebrities they wanted to target in the video was brilliant.

It also highlighted how few celebrities are globally aware judging from the tweets that followed. That was rather pitiful.

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