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When You First Heard About Kony... May. 1st, 2012 @ 10:23 PM Reply

When I first head about KONY 2012, I thought that it was some crazy guy running for president of the United States. I also thought that invisible children was something Kony believed in. My views have not changed as I am apathetic to research the topic. I vote KONY!!! Either way we get another awesome black president!


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Response to When You First Heard About Kony... May. 1st, 2012 @ 10:46 PM Reply

Fine I'll make it serious

l already knew about KONY.

What did you think at first?


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Response to When You First Heard About Kony... May. 1st, 2012 @ 10:47 PM Reply

I saw the video thumbnail of Earth and thought it was a Zeitgeist-style ad campaign or something.


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Response to When You First Heard About Kony... May. 1st, 2012 @ 10:51 PM Reply

I first found about Knoy through Newgrounds


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Response to When You First Heard About Kony... May. 1st, 2012 @ 10:52 PM Reply

I already knew about Kony and the LRA since about 2007/2008-ish ever since I was in middle school. I just don't know why everyone was making a big deal out of it all of a sudden if this has been going on for a while. Already seems kind of late, don't ya think?


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Response to When You First Heard About Kony... May. 1st, 2012 @ 10:54 PM Reply

well I heard about kony a few years ago even did a paper about him, I was thinkin "really people just now talkin about this guy?? WTF!?"


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Response to When You First Heard About Kony... May. 1st, 2012 @ 10:55 PM Reply

At 5/1/12 10:51 PM, Swag-in-a-Bag wrote: I first found about Knoy through Newgrounds

I don't like pointing out the fails of others but I fell off my chair laughing at "Knoy"


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Response to When You First Heard About Kony... May. 1st, 2012 @ 10:56 PM Reply

At 5/1/12 10:55 PM, AndreovichZhivago wrote:
At 5/1/12 10:51 PM, Swag-in-a-Bag wrote: I first found about Knoy through Newgrounds
I don't like pointing out the fails of others but I fell off my chair laughing at "Knoy"

you must live a pretty sad life if you laughed that hard...


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Response to When You First Heard About Kony... May. 1st, 2012 @ 11:03 PM Reply

I thought it was the next stupid fad going around.

It is

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Response to When You First Heard About Kony... May. 1st, 2012 @ 11:05 PM Reply

At 5/1/12 10:54 PM, 919CDS wrote: well I heard about kony a few years ago even did a paper about him, I was thinkin "really people just now talkin about this guy?? WTF!?"

My English teacher in 8th grade was the one to tell me about Kony. The we had to write poems and stories about the kids in Uganda.

Fucking sucked.

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Response to When You First Heard About Kony... May. 2nd, 2012 @ 03:15 AM Reply

I thought it was naught but gimmicks and i was right


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Response to When You First Heard About Kony... May. 2nd, 2012 @ 03:18 AM Reply

whe i found out about kony 2012 from a youtube link i thought that i would follow it for a while...
i knew it was going to fail... i just did not know how


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Response to When You First Heard About Kony... May. 2nd, 2012 @ 03:23 AM Reply

"Oh, someone in a 3rd world country using child soldiers. What else is new?"

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Response to When You First Heard About Kony... May. 2nd, 2012 @ 04:24 AM Reply

Kony likes little boys, that's what i heard.


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Response to When You First Heard About Kony... May. 2nd, 2012 @ 04:59 AM Reply

Watched the video, thought about it. Decided it was a pretty slick advertisement. Didn't buy anything, but shared the video to see if anything would come of it - at the very least it might have sent a message that people were concerned.

And then I spent the next two weeks explaining to people on the Internet point by point why all their reasons for calling Kony supporters idiots and sheep were baseless and without evidence. It centered mostly around the arguments that could be debunked by actually paying attention to what was in the video.

In the end, I saw a few Kony signs here and there, but nothing of significance. Politics went on as usual without so much as an indication of a response; Russell had his psychotic breakdown, Africans were insulted by the video's subtext, and ultimately it didn't seem anything had changed as a result.

We gave it a shot - most of us half-heartedly. No surprise, then, that it had no lasting effect. So let it be better understood from this event (or lack thereof) that even the best tools of communication have their limits.

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Response to When You First Heard About Kony... May. 2nd, 2012 @ 05:00 AM Reply

i think this should also go in here

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Response to When You First Heard About Kony... May. 2nd, 2012 @ 05:30 AM Reply

First time I saw the video I thought it seemed like a legit cause because it had very specific action to take and it's something awareness can actually improve. But than there were some controversies and instead of responding to them the guy beat off in the middle of San Diego. Naturally I was embarrassed but oh well it's better than it being totally legit and me being a douche about it.

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Response to When You First Heard About Kony... May. 2nd, 2012 @ 07:38 AM Reply

At 5/1/12 10:55 PM, AndreovichZhivago wrote:
At 5/1/12 10:51 PM, Swag-in-a-Bag wrote: I first found about Knoy through Newgrounds
I don't like pointing out the fails of others but I fell off my chair laughing at "Knoy"

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Response to When You First Heard About Kony... May. 2nd, 2012 @ 07:45 AM Reply

I am a hipster computer user, I can admit it.

Whenever I hear about something huge over the internet, I take an instant dislike to the thing - without even knowing what its about. I can't control that.

This includes my lack of caring about the Kony business. I saw the internet going batshit over something and any intrigue I may have had just died. I still do not really care about the situation at all.


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Response to When You First Heard About Kony... May. 2nd, 2012 @ 07:55 AM Reply

You're not funny or ogirinal. I've seen this joke delivered better, in the past.


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Response to When You First Heard About Kony... May. 2nd, 2012 @ 11:13 AM Reply

The first thing I heard about Kony was when I was browsing deviantART and someone made some blog thing about "Don't believe Kony" And I just thought what is Kony, why should I note believe it, why should I believe you about not believing it and most importantly why is it something people are randomly going on about now.

I still haven't given a shit about it so far.


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Response to When You First Heard About Kony... May. 2nd, 2012 @ 02:03 PM Reply

I think the first time I heard about Kony was this when I saw the video from YouTube. It just seemed like a familiar story to me, because I have heard about so many corrupt African leaders (well maybe he isn't a leader in the strictest sense) that it doesn't surprise me. Idi Amin, Robert Mugabe, etc. It seemed like I could do something about this by watching the video, which is what most people have done. I know there hasn't been that much actual progress in the case, but it's something.


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Response to When You First Heard About Kony... May. 2nd, 2012 @ 08:09 PM Reply

At 5/2/12 07:45 AM, Gagsy wrote: I am a hipster computer user, I can admit it.

Whenever I hear about something huge over the internet, I take an instant dislike to the thing - without even knowing what its about. I can't control that.

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Response to When You First Heard About Kony... May. 2nd, 2012 @ 08:22 PM Reply

my facebook was spammed with it and some retards tried to tell me that he raped 3000 children in his basement or some shit idk

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Response to When You First Heard About Kony... May. 2nd, 2012 @ 08:40 PM Reply

Facebook is where I first heard of the fad. Of course, I've know that there have been child soldiers in Africa for as long as I've been politically aware because it's more or less common knowledge, though I wasn't familiar with the name Kony. Joseph Kony is just one in a long line of many to use this tactic, and the whole Kony 2012 thing is just another fad that exists for the purpose of making self-righteous first-world teenagers feel good about themselves. If people really wanted to help the situation in Africa, they would donate money to a real aid organization, not plaster Facebook and crosswalk polls with video links and stickers.


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Response to When You First Heard About Kony... May. 2nd, 2012 @ 08:43 PM Reply

I first thought it was a cereal.


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Response to When You First Heard About Kony... May. 3rd, 2012 @ 01:25 AM Reply

At 5/2/12 08:09 PM, PIED3 wrote:
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Response to When You First Heard About Kony... May. 3rd, 2012 @ 06:28 PM Reply

I'm afraid Sonic is going to have to change the name of their chili dog. I love those things.

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Response to When You First Heard About Kony... May. 3rd, 2012 @ 07:15 PM Reply

At 5/2/12 03:23 AM, SirFinland wrote: "Oh, someone in a 3rd world country using child soldiers. What else is new?"

Pretty much my thoughts. I was more upset that mostly everybody I know did not know Africa used child soldiers. I mean, I'm glad they're aware now, but jebus, it doesn't take an ad campaign, and donations to say, "Hey, did you know there are child soldiers in Africa?"

And then they tout the fact that U.S. soldiers are in Africa. We've always been in Africa. We have a command dedicated to Africa.


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Response to When You First Heard About Kony... May. 3rd, 2012 @ 07:21 PM Reply

At 5/2/12 03:23 AM, SirFinland wrote: "Oh, someone in a 3rd world country using child soldiers. What else is new?"

This...

At 5/2/12 03:15 AM, Halberd wrote: I thought it was naught but gimmicks and i was right

And this...

I was put off by the film's gigantic budget. The transitions and graphics were overdone and used gratuitously, and the music was also trying a bit too hard to pull at your heartstrings. The director's son also pissed the hell out of me.


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