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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Invisible Children’

Kony 2012 and the History of Viral Video [Infographic]

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 …

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Kony 2012 Sequel ‘Beyond Famous’ Released Today

Is it really even plausible that lightning would strike twice and a sequel to the world’s most successful viral video in history could duplicate the hype and buzz of its predecesor? Probably not, but Invisible Children is still going to sail their kite into the storm anyways to see if they can harness that social media electricity one more time. …

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2-Year-Old Elvis Impersonator Out-Virals Kony

The Kony 2012 dominance over the viral video arena has been outdone by a toddler doing a jig to Elvis’ “Jailhouse Rock.” While Invisible Children’s half hour movie about Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony became the most virulent video ever, with average views of 412K per day, its 3-week dominance has ended. In its place is the Elvis impersonation of …

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American Pie’s Jason Biggs Parodies Jason Russell’s Post-Kony 2012 Naked Incident

Remember American Pie? No, not Don McLean’s moving tribute to Buddy Holly. I meant the late-nineties teen flick where Jason Biggs’s character famously copulates with an apple pie. Yeah, that one. Well they’re making another sequel, called American Reunion (I hear the working title was “Dead Horse”), and the cast has been on tour promoting the new film. As a …

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Jason Russell’s Breakdown Was “Brief Reactive Psychosis” Following KONY 2012

Recent viral success Kony 2012 has been seen by over 100 million people, and doubtless millions of those viewers have also seen recent videos of Filmmaker and Invisible Children co-founder Jason Russell’s public nudity incident, or heard reports of his breakdown last week. Today the Invisible Children Blog thanked fans for their support during Russell’s recovery, and Russell’s family announced …

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Up-Close Video of Invisible Children’s Jason Russell Having a Naked Breakdown [NSFW]

Producing an earth-shattering, virally successful video could take its toll on anybody. Especially when that video strives to save the lives and minds of African children from the throes of kidnapping and forced-soldiery. Deadlines, last-minute edits, high emotions, sharp criticisms, and even widespread success are all things that the human mind doesn’t normally have to deal with, and it can …

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Jason Russell Of Kony 2012 Caught Naked In Public On Video [NSFW]

As previously reported, Jason Russell, co-founder of Invisible Children, and the man behind the huge viral video that has received so much attention over the last couple weeks, Kony 2012, was arrested in San Diego after an incident which reports indicated included allegations of public intoxication, vandalism, and masturbating in public (police said one caller indicated he was “perhaps masturbating,” …

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Kony 2012 Co-Founder Jason Russell Detained For Public Masturbation? [Updated]

Jason Russell, of Invisible Children and most recently KONY 2012 fame, was detained by San Diego Police in Pacific Beach yesterday, on allegations of public intoxication, vandalism, and masturbating in public. Update: ABC News is reporting: “Several callers reported the male was wearing only underwear and running into the street,” said the statement released by San Diego police spokeswoman Lt. …

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Invisible Children CEO Answers Questions About Financial Scrutiny

“Kony 2012” is the hottest viral video of 2012, and with it came a long list of criticisms involving the charity behind the video – Invisible Children (IC). In response to this criticism, IC has released a video featuring their CEO, Ben Keesey. It’s an 8 minute video which goes a bit more in-depth into the financial questions being raised …

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Kony 2012: The Anatomy Of A Viral Success

Funny thing about the internet: you can’t smell anything on it, but certain stories sure can cause a stink. Two days ago, we told you about the meteoric rise of the latest viral video, Kony 2012, that didn’t make the rounds on the internet so much as it grabbed the internet by the eyeballs and forced everybody to look directly …

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Stop Kony Movement Looks To Raise Awareness For ‘Invisible Children’ Charity

If you’ve never heard of Joseph Kony, then most likely you’ll never forget who he is if you’re on Twitter or keep up with the latest viral videos on YouTube/Vimeo. The video below is simply titled “KONY 2012″, and looks to raise awareness against Joseph Kony, the Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) who uses young children in his fight. The …

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