[Data Viz] KONY2012: See How Invisible Networks Helped a Campaign Capture the World’s Attention | SocialFlow Blog

[Data Viz] KONY2012: See How Invisible Networks Helped a Campaign Capture the World’s Attention | SocialFlow Blog.

Fabulous data analysis of the Kony 2012 phenomenon.  Social Flow makes the valuable point that the video went viral in part because of the tremendously active social network Invisible Children had already established, not simply because it went viral among otherwise minimally connected people.  The post also goes into an analysis of the Twitter profiles of that already established network–smart stuff.

KONY 2012: Part II – Beyond Famous – YouTube

KONY 2012: Part II – Beyond Famous – YouTube.

I hope everyone interested can find 20 minutes to watch part II of Kony 2012, and then maybe a few more to respond.  They did a nice job of changing the narration style, pushed themselves into the background a more, let “on the ground” voices come through more effectively, went into specific details about what the LRA has done in the past 6 years, definitely tried to use more logos and less pathos in order to rehabilitate their ethos.  An NDSU student has contacted me looking for some advice about what she and others should do on April 20th, Cover the Night.  I’d be interested in hearing your thoughts.