City Caucus is not a site that usually hops onto viral campaigns. We are fascinated, however, by the power of social media to elevate issues, as well as its capacity to equally educate and misinform the public (see Chris Thompson's noble efforts to debunk ignorance around smart meters).
Last year social media took centre stage in Vancouver politics, in the same way it added fuel to the Arab Spring. Now we have another campaign to make a 51-year old African despot "famous" using an internet campaign. Half hour long YouTube don't usually attract millions of hits, but this one below has. It's asking the public to learn more about Joseph Kony, who is enough of a bad guy to be the among the top ten most wanted criminals on the planet.
So will the Kony 2012 campaign work? Well, it's caught the attention of this normally skeptical blogger.
Follow the link to read more about the Invisible Children campaign.
– post by Mike