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Remember Invisible Children?

Remember “Invisible Children” ? We don’t either. Yesterday they announced they’re winding up. Time to recall some highlights from the bullshit files. They were, frankly, full of it. To paraphrase…..

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The #BullshitFiles: Expedition (Joseph) Kony

Another case of: Please Stop This Now. After Invisible Children’s Kony 2012 campaign to stop Joseph Kony’s violence waned and flamed out, a new hero has finally arrived to save us from the warlord……

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Africa @ SXSW: What can we learn from #Kony2012?

What people think about #Kony2012 is now somewhat coloured by the public meltdown of one of its co-leaders Jason Russell (he was arrested yesterday in San Diego for exposing himself and hospitalized). Nevertheless, Invisible Children’s methods of organizing and use of social media still needs to be debated.

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#Kony2012 and British media

To British eyes the polished, high-gloss viral campaign of Invisible Children’s 26 minute video–with its high-end production, fast paced edits and expensive motion graphics–clearly favors the grabby style of American political campaign imagery, a style that is increasingly adopted in the British party political broadcasts too. It’s an immersive, yet distinctly oppressive style of polemic film making. But how are the rest of British media reporting and analyzing this business?

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#Kony2012 the musical

We want to step off #Kony2012 (we promise to lay off them by this weekend), but we could not let this one pass. We know that Jason wants a career…..