Kony 2012 and the History of Viral Video [Infographic]By: Shawn Hess - April 10, 2012
Not too many short videos have gotten the amount of attention Kony 2012 received. In fact, the short film about Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony’s alleged crimes reached 100 million views in just six days. The only other video to even come close to the same success was the Susan Boyle, Britain’s Got Talent feature. It reached 100 million views in nine days.
No doubt a huge facilitator of this success was the very prominent celebrities who promoted the video. The list includes Oprah, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Bill Gates, and Kim Kardashian. I think these people add some weight to any subject.
Regardless of why, it was a viral success and the creators, Invisible Children probably won’t be forgotten anytime soon (especially considering events that took place after the release of the video). OnlineSchools.Com brings us this next infographic about Kony and other fast-trending viral videos: