Kony 2012

Will Social Media Activism #FreeGaza or #BringBackOurGirls?

Jack McSweeney | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Tech
Jack McSweeney

Is public engagement on social networks, and the gathered momentum produced in involving oneself with social media campaigns enough to bring about change? Can we expect a brief flirtation with a trending hash tag or a concerted online debate with others to bring about seismic change?

Why I Won't Be Posting a Make-Up Free Selfie

Emily Buchanan | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Tech
Emily Buchanan

"Here's a picture of me. Beautiful. Bare-faced. Make-up free. Like it. Share it. Validate me. Do the same and I'll validate you. Go on, take a selfie. It's for a good cause LOL!" Tell me, what is the good cause? Who exactly is this benefitting other than the person in the picture, who will undoubtedly be swathed with social endorsements of her natural beauty?

The Immediate Gratification Generation

Greg Stevenson | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Greg Stevenson

As technology continues to astound in its ability to bring an ever-shrinking globe straight to the computer screens of the world, and with no indication of this phenomenon slowing down, a growing trend among my generation continues to trouble me.

Is Facebook Taking The 'Active' Out Of Activist?

Sarah O'Meara | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah O'Meara

With International Women's Day upon us, there's absolutely no reason for you not to get involved. You've literally got no excuse not to join in the movement. Except that, of course, there's no 'movement' involved of any kind.

Kony Tops Viral Ad Shares For 2012

Jonathan Heath | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Tech
Jonathan Heath

Unruly Media released their Global Viral Video Ads Chart for 2012 this week and it is a once little known Non Profit Organization called Invisible Children that has taken the top spot with over 10 million shares.

Clicktivism: A Model For 21st Century Activism?

Cerian Jenkins | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Cerian Jenkins

A war is being fought. Its battlefields are the pages of social networking sites across the globe, and its soldiers are armed with placards and computer cursors. This is the battle of traditional activism versus clicktivism

Kony 2012 Film Maker Who Went On Naked Rampage Tells All To Oprah

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK

A documentary maker who was filmed naked, screaming and pounding the pavement has appeared on Oprah's Next Chapter to explain what led to his very pub...

Scratching the Surface of Kony 2012: Making Victims Matter

Johanna Herman | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK
Johanna Herman

More importantly, we must ask what is actually being done, away from social media advocacy and international political commentary, to benefit victims of mass atrocities themselves?

Follow the Leader: Jason Russell, Brian, and the Perils of Being the Frontman

Lily Bevan | Posted 03.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Lily Bevan

From 'The Life of Brian': Brian: Look, you've got it all wrong! You don't need to follow me. You don't need to follow anybody! You've got to think for...

Girls Military Propaganda Gone Wild

Ellen Grace Jones | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK Entertainment
Ellen Grace Jones

Hey girls! Been double-crossed by a lowdown, dirty, cheatin' man? Wipe away those tears honey and sign-up to Uncle Sam. The Military Industrial Complex Needs YOU!

Slactivism, Bono, Tax and Kony

Neil Scott | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Politics
Neil Scott

Slactivism is someone who jumps from cause to cause - each cause being, to the slactivist, as worthy as the next. The term could, at its least dangerous, be given to those who loosely link causes together and change focus regularly.

Virtual Protesters

Stephanie Allen | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK
Stephanie Allen

Will the street protests and campaigns of the past become online videos that people can 'like' from the comfort of their desk chair, with a cup of tea in one hand whilst the other acts like an eager activist, just waiting to click on another link to a campaigning cause?

Kony 2012...I Am Still In

Tom Kambouris | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK
Tom Kambouris

(To read Part One click here) I saw the TMZ video of Jason Russell. The images, although disturbing, didn't shake my stance on Kony 2012. I thought: ...

Social Media and the Sword of Justice

Todd Savvas | Posted 19.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Todd Savvas

So it starts to get slightly interesting when each and every psychic or psychically persuaded person I know reports the exact same daily occurrence, and that occurrence is that of otherworldly exhaustion.

New Footage Of Jason Russell On Naked Rampage

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK

New video of Kony 2012 documentary maker Jason Russell naked, screaming and pounding the pavement has emerged. Russell, who is co-founder of the c...

Why the Humiliation of Jason Russell is Such a Tragedy

Callum Macrae | Posted 18.05.2012 | UK
Callum Macrae

Behind the nonsense of the call to 'Make Kony Famous,' the central demand of Russell's Stop Kony campaign, was the call for the US to intervene militarily against Kony and the LRA. There are a many reasons why that was wrong. And I witnessed one of the most compelling.

Jason Russell, Kony 2012 Invisible Children Filmmaker Hospitalised After 'Masturbating In Public' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.03.2012 | UK

The filmmaker behind the viral Kony 2012 documentary has been placed in psychiatric care after he was found naked, screaming and pounding his fists on...

WATCH: Charlie Brooker Takes On 'Kony 2012'

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Comedy

If you want a media bubble burst, just call up Charlie Brooker. Be it on Newswipe, Screenwipe, Gameswipe or other things that don't contain the word "...

To 'Kony 2012' Haters: Step Away From the Teenager

Tom Kambouris | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK
Tom Kambouris

I am angry enough to spit rust. Here is why: Our 14-year-old son, BK, goes to boarding school. This past weekend was an exeat, which means all kids a...

Kony 2012 - Idealism or Cynicism

Andrew Smith | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK
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Andrew Smith

Political campaigning as we know has been changed this week by the emergence of the latest viral phenomenon.

Phony, Baloney: Kony 2012

Ellen Grace Jones | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Politics
Ellen Grace Jones

How do you solve a problem like Joe Kony? There's nothing like an evil bogeyman dictator to rouse those emotions. One would have to have a heart of s...

WATCH: Jon Stewart's Hilarious Take On The Kony 2012 Phenomenon

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK Comedy

For those not in the know, the Kony 2012 video has now been watched 100 million times in just four days, making it the most successful viral video of ...

'Kony 2012' - How Funding Proxy War Became Fashionable

Daniel Marriott | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK
Daniel Marriott

The problem with 'Kony 2012' is multifaceted and many have been talking about the campaign's finances in the last few days. The campaign is run by a shady group known as 'Invisible Children'. The group has released several films on Kony, but it is the latest one which has brought the group into the mainstream.

I'm Good and I Hate Bad People

Tom Carter | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Comedy
Tom Carter

You know that Syria stuff, right? It's well harsh, innit? Cos there's people dying and that. And, like, no one should die should they? I mean unless t...

Two Thoughts on Kony 2012

James Hetterley | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Politics
James Hetterley

The past two years have seen a revolution within the activist movement. And what has changed? The Arab Awakening, Occupy, and UK Uncut are three new m...