Kony 2012 http://kalw.org en Opinion: Finally, A Way Forward for Social Media and Social Justice http://kalw.org/post/opinion-finally-way-forward-social-media-and-social-justice <p>Social media is becoming an increasingly valuable tool for social justice advocates, not through oft-maligned &ldquo;slacktivism&rdquo; campaigns such as changing one&rsquo;s profile picture for a cause or through making a topic trend &mdash; but through its capability to help shape the national discourse surrounding issues, as two recent examples from two very different spheres of the web prove.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 15:45:51 +0000 Peter M. Gunn 9150 at http://kalw.org Opinion: Finally, A Way Forward for Social Media and Social Justice While Controversial, ‘Kony 2012′ Has Put Focus On Atrocities http://kalw.org/post/while-controversial-%E2%80%98kony-2012%E2%80%B2-has-put-focus-atrocities <p>The arguments continue over the merits of the viral video and Kony 2012 social media blitz that this week have exploded onto the Web.</p><p>But what can&rsquo;t be debated is that millions of Americans, many of them young people, now know about Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony and know a little bit more about the <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6262670">years of civil war in Northern Uganda</a>.</p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 22:00:00 +0000 NPR/Mark Memmott 7429 at http://kalw.org While Controversial, ‘Kony 2012′ Has Put Focus On Atrocities