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Kony 2012 is a terrible name. It makes it sound like a candidate for US presidency in the 2012 election. amirite?

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I think that's what they wanted it to sound like though so that more people would pay attention. I don't like it either.

HopeImrites avatar HopeImrite Yeah You Are +5Reply

I thinks that what they were going for

GryndStones avatar GryndStone Yeah You Are +5Reply

That's the point . . . If people see signs saying "Kony 2012", they are going to wonder who this potential candidate is, look him up, find out about the organization, and then hopefully do something about it. It's like tricking them into getting involved.
I personally like the way it sounds, anyway.

The first thing I saw was a "Make KONY Famous" picture and I thought it was some singer who was from Africa and/or wanted to raise money for Africa. and then I saw the poster with the repulbican elephant and democratic donkey coming together, and I thought it was a candidate who wanted ideas from both sides and to help Africa. And then I saw a "STOP KONY 2012" from one of the "popular" girls and I thought they were trying to be "cool" by not going with the "trend". Then I came on here and actually got educated. y smilie

@goodtime The first thing I saw was a "Make KONY Famous" picture and I thought it was some singer who was from Africa and/or...

Not quite there yet. Now you still have to learn that Invisible Children is a scam that only sends 31% of their profits to the actual cause and that the Kony 2012 video has clips from over half a decade ago. Nothing on it is current. And that Kony hasn't been active in Uganda for several years.

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http://visiblechildren.tumblr.com.nyud.net/

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@goodtime Thank you for furthering my education.

Not a problem. Keep filling your head now and that way you won't have to make up for it with makeup and surgery in the future.

AdonisBatheuss avatar AdonisBatheus Yeah You Are +1Reply

When I first saw it, I was watching an Ellen interview so I thought they were trying to get some new singer famous. But then, I was like, "why would they put 2012? Maybe it's some dude running for office..."
Then I finally looked it up and I was completely wrong!

iceeselenawizs avatar iceeselenawiz Yeah You Are 0Reply

What is this Kony 2012 everyone's talking about anyway?

@Emperorerror What is this Kony 2012 everyone's talking about anyway?

Kony 2012 is a 30 minute video on YouTube (gone extremely viral) that was uploaded several days ago. It addresses the issues of a man named Joseph Kony who kidnaps children and forces them into military slavery for him. Some of the young girls are used as sex slaves.

But the video is misleading. Kony hasn't been active for several years and all of the clips used in it are from over half a decade ago. The makers of the video work with Invisible Children, an organization against Kony. Invisible Children, however, is a scam. They only send about 31% of their profits to the actual cause. I'm not quite sure what they do with the rest of the money, though. Sorry.

Read more about it here:

http://visiblechildren.tumblr.com.nyud.net/

Watch the Kony 2012 video here:

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@Emperorerror Oh ok, thanks for all the information.

No problem. It should be noted that most people don't know it's a scam, so you should spread the word if anybody tells you about it.

AdonisBatheuss avatar AdonisBatheus Yeah You Are 0Reply
@AdonisBatheus No problem. It should be noted that most people don't know it's a scam, so you should spread the word if anybody...

Alright, thanks. That's understandable, as the majority of the people believe anything they see on the Internet. Admittedly, I am believing you right now, but believing a specific person is somewhat different than trusting yt videos and whatnot.

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