KONY 2012 - Articles both for and against the KONY2012 Video. Danah Boyd: "the rise of attention philanthropy... a new type of attention colonialism?"

The Kony 2012 "Controversy



Dan Pallotta is an expert in nonprofit sector innovation and a pioneering social entrepreneur. He is the founder of Pallotta TeamWorks, which invented the multiday AIDSRides and Breast Cancer 3-Days. He is the president of Advertising for Humanity and the author of Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential.

An Article speaking against the KONY 2012 video. "How Invisible Children's Kony 2012 Will Hurt - And How You Can Help - Central Africa"

KONY 2012 Social Media Analysis

The Power of Youth: How Invisible Children Orchestrated Kony 2012 - by Danah Boyd - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danah_boyd

Danah boyd also known as Danah Michele Boyd, is an American social media researcher known for her public commentary on the use of social networking sites by youth. A 2009 article in Fast Company named boyd one of the most influential women in technology.[3]

danah boyd
At the Web 2.0 Conference in 2005 Born November 24, 1977


"I'm really bothered by how Kony 2012 is all about white people -- and primarily white Americans -- talking about what should be done in a foreign country to help "poor black people." I'm glad that NPR and a few other news organizations have sought out Ugandan perspectives, but none of those perspectives have broken through the tornado of chaos that has followed this event. So I can't help but wonder... with the rise of attention philanthropy, are we going to see a new type of attention colonialism?"


'Stop Kony' screening tour cancelled after Ugandans react with outrage

Globe and Mail Update