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Social Media is now a vital communication tool, people now talk in terms of “I’ll Facebook you” or “Tweet me and I’ll re-tweet it”. These are relatively new and are most commonly used for social reasons rather than world global issues.
But today, social media was used to highlight a largely unheard of man. Meet Joseph Kony, his aim is to stay anonymous. Today, the world’s global network came together and their aim: to make Joseph Kony famous.
Following on from the Arab Spring, Twitter became the platform for something that is wrong to be showcased on a world stage. Gone were the unimportant trending topics, largely to do with One Direction, and instead all top 10 of the World Trending Topics were to do with the ‘Kony 2012′ campaign.
Jason Russell, a film maker, changed the world today. His film ‘Invisible Children’ was edited as a 30 minute promotional video with the aim to make Joseph Kony famous. Kony, the 2012 version of Adolf Hitler is abducting children as young as 4 in Uganda and turning them into rebels, making them kill or disfigure innocent people who disagree with Kony’s views.
It’s difficult to put into words how important it is to make this man famous. Few people know who he or what he does. So if you weren’t on Twitter today or you resisted ‘jumping on the bandwagon’, the first 5 minutes should change your opinion.