Why We Should Take Heart From the Backlash Against Kony2012 – Rebecca J. Rosen – Technology – The Atlantic

The incredible virality of the Kony2012 campaign presents a problem for those who hope that the ability to spread information online will lead to better policies and practices offline. Within days, a slickly produced campaign video whose substance was criticized as simplistic, condescending, and self-serving, garnered more than 50 million views. (For those not familiar with the critiques, I direct you two these two Atlantic pieces from yesterday.)

via Why We Should Take Heart From the Backlash Against Kony2012 – Rebecca J. Rosen – Technology – The Atlantic.

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