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March 12th, 2012
06:37 PM ET

Kony and Social Media

CNN Student News reported on Joseph Kony last October, and he'd been covered in various other newscasts before that.  But it was a recent viral video that made him infamous across America.

As you'll see in Tuesday's program, the war is over in Northern Uganda, and Kony's force has fled to other African countries, though it still holds children captive.  The viral video about Kony continues to spread.  And we'd like to get your take on that:  Why do you think this story is getting so much attention on social media?

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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soundoff (547 Responses)
  1. Amanda

    Honestly, i dont think there is an exact reason this story is getting so much attention on social media websites. I think that not many people knew about Kony and the terrible things he is putting these poor children through. So, when the video was put out there it seemed as a shock to many people there for they wanted everyone to see it.

    March 12, 2012 at 7:31 pm |
    • aniya

      Honestly why did they have to bring it up months later. And since the Internet is so big theses days,all they probably wanted to do is gain popularity in the world. And since he has done that why doesn't he stop? Kids are humans to and they should have their rights too.

      March 13, 2012 at 11:20 pm |
    • Zaria

      People at SMS are putting up posters and some people are writing "STOP KONY" on thier knuckles .
      This is rediculus what he is doing and what some people are putting on thier hands.
      I honestly agree with everything everyone is saying.

      March 14, 2012 at 11:16 pm |
    • will

      i think that Kony is getting so much attention because he is doing something that would never happen here so everybody is really shocked and wants to share it with their friends.

      March 15, 2012 at 8:01 am |
  2. Renee

    People must know that there are people like Joseph Kony around the world and that he should be brought to justice. It's wrong what he's doing to kids and it's unacceptable.

    March 12, 2012 at 7:43 pm |
  3. bob

    i think it because of the more we ignore it the more children he gets

    March 12, 2012 at 8:20 pm |
    • Destiny

      I
      feel the same way!

      March 14, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
  4. Caleb

    I think that it's wrong for him to do that and how he even got the idea, but we should stop him and that when we catch him he will have SERIOUS consequences! I hope that we can catch and save the Invisible children.

    March 12, 2012 at 8:22 pm |
    • john

      I think people sould catch Kony to stop him cause he is taking people from moms and dads.I think he shoudnt be taking children from there mom and dad cause he,s training them to hurt other people.

      March 14, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
  5. Sasha

    Anytime children are involved in dangerous situations us as kids want to help and spread the word to as many people as we can.

    March 12, 2012 at 8:43 pm |
  6. Jake

    I think the reason why Kony has so much attention is because the youth of America feel involved. A great amount of us kids spend a good amount of time on social networks, and it's through these networks that we saw the video of other kids suffering such a terrible fate. It helped us see that not every kids life is as great as that of an American kid, and we cannot stand seeing that! That's why Kony has so much attention. That's why we feel a desire to act!

    March 12, 2012 at 8:57 pm |
  7. Jack

    Kony has gained in popularity recently all because of a 30 minute video on youtube. Now, dont get me wrong, if you took the time and researched the whole ordeal, i applaud you. And if we lived in a black and white world, i would say, god bless you all support this. But we dont live in a black and white world. All of these accusations of Kony...are of 20 YEARS AGO. Now people from Uganda, perfect law abiding Ugandan citizens, are saying, "what ? waht are you people talking about." Another thing, Invisible Children is a VERY shady organization, they advertise as a non profit organization, but the fact of the matter is, the leader of IC, makes 80-100 Thousand dollars a year, off of this NP organization. I just dont see it possible. And now people are saying that the United States should step in and be the world super hero and spend OUR money and risk OUR troops lives, just to solve a problem, that we dont even know if its fixed or not. I hope you have taken time to read this

    March 12, 2012 at 9:06 pm |
  8. keaton

    Yes, because when you break the Law you should have to face your trail. I believe that the Judge made the right choice by revoking his License permanently for the remainder of his life in the state of Road Island.

    March 12, 2012 at 9:07 pm |
  9. ozzie

    i think it's going so big because it's a story the media loves news and stories and in the movie the war is over so it's really touching to see even i have seen it love it.

    March 12, 2012 at 9:08 pm |
  10. Calista

    Also the parents and the children were homeless and i will give them blankets, pillows, clothes, and toys.

    March 12, 2012 at 9:08 pm |
  11. Ky

    Thanks to the help of the internet and certain famous websites like Youtube, it's been easier to spread the news since our generation is a "computer" based generation. Young adults or teenagers would find the video easier as for say on the local newspaper.

    March 12, 2012 at 9:10 pm |
  12. Jules

    I believe that people feel that they need to make a difference in the world, and it all starts with spreading the news.

    March 12, 2012 at 9:11 pm |
  13. Daniel

    This story got so much attention of how rapidly technology spread the word. If my friends were to watch the video, i would want to also. However, the odd part of the video was why did cover the night event has to be on 4/20.

    March 12, 2012 at 9:19 pm |
  14. Evelyn

    I think this video has a lot of attention because maybe he was an important person to African American.

    March 12, 2012 at 9:34 pm |
  15. Uwem

    I think what Kony is doing is just plain wrong. He's lucky he had a smart fail safe plan to save him, but he's going down... and soon.

    March 12, 2012 at 9:42 pm |
  16. bob

    i think eveyone knows kony becasue some famous people like george clooney and rihanna have tweeted about it.

    March 12, 2012 at 9:49 pm |
  17. John

    I think that everybody should stop Kony and that he should die.

    March 12, 2012 at 9:50 pm |
  18. Philip

    The internet is a powerful force, if you put something on there, anything can happen to it if you give it to the right people. The invisible children group probably gave it to a school, and they gave it to the internet, and viral it went!

    March 12, 2012 at 9:51 pm |
  19. Richard

    I think that everybody should stop Kony and that he should die.

    March 12, 2012 at 9:52 pm |
  20. Noe

    The reason why Kony 2012 is getting so much attention is because organizations want to spread the word about Kony, since the internet is the strongest way to get peoples attention everybody will post the problem on the internet and it is an issue that is close to our heart.

    March 12, 2012 at 9:52 pm |
  21. Nalinee

    I think it is getting alot of attention because this is a problem that many people interested in and many people feel that they need to make a change. Also many organizations are trying to spread the word about KONY and trying to get many people to help. The KONY video is also very powerful which makes everyone want to help.

    March 12, 2012 at 9:52 pm |
  22. Simran

    I think the reason this story on Kony is getting so much attention on social media is because organizations think the best way to get attention from people and there are many people using social media. The video is very close to many peoples hearts and feel the need to share it any possible way they could.

    March 12, 2012 at 9:54 pm |
  23. Arnav

    Kony is getting a lot of attention on social media is because he was never actually known before the video was made. After people started sharing the video on facebook, everybody started watching the video and everybody became educated about Kony.

    March 12, 2012 at 9:54 pm |
  24. Hyunji

    This story is getting so much attention on social media because many people wants other people to know about it and many people want to care more about it. Also I think that the video made people into it.

    March 12, 2012 at 9:55 pm |
  25. Juli

    \I think the video is viral because people realize the violence Joseph Kony has caused in Uganda and the things he has been doing to children- sending them to war and making them use guns and other weapons- and they want to do something about it. People (including celebrities, and organizations) want to help those children, so they re-post and share the video to raise awareness of the LRA.

    March 12, 2012 at 9:56 pm |
  26. Fahsai

    I think that KONY 2012 is a huge issue because after people watched the "KONY 2012" video. People are more paying attention to this issue when the video got viral because social media spreads very fast and people is getting so much attention on social media more than books, magazines etc. because other people uses the internet everyday and it is close to our heart.

    March 12, 2012 at 9:56 pm |
  27. Harleen

    Joseph Kony has been kidnapping and has manage to escape for years. I think that we should do everything we can to find Kony. Innocent and young children is being kidnapped and they have the right to live. I wonder what is a main reason that kony is doing this. I still wonder why can't we catch kony. I think that the attention the media is bringing to us because we have a life but those children don't. Even though we don't care we all are humans and we all have a heart. If we catch kony we should give him a type of punishment that he will understand a child's life.

    March 12, 2012 at 9:58 pm |
  28. David

    Because of the VIDEO. People who watch the video feels that it is a big problem, so they share it. But the video is POWERFUL. But, I think Kony won't care. He would continue what he is doing because he won't go on social networks. I also disagree because if many people persuades our governments to send soldiers in, I think it would just waste lives.

    March 12, 2012 at 9:58 pm |
  29. Richard

    I think the video has gone viral because this is very important and that we should help.

    March 12, 2012 at 9:59 pm |
    • Anonymous

      exactly....what if thatwas your kid murdering those people

      March 14, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
  30. Daniel

    I think that this story is getting so much attention because I think that people care about the children who are being kidnapped. I also think that this video is getting so much attention because you can find it almost everywhere over the internet. I found this video because I had seen this everywhere, and it felt like I was the only one who didn't know about this, so I finally decided to watch this. I will definitely try to spread the word about Joseph Kony.

    March 12, 2012 at 10:00 pm |
  31. Parat

    People are tweeting people and famous people and they are spreading the word and social media are the technology and things like KONY will spread fast and other at you follow our it's your friend. The social media is fasts to share the video and it is the very thoughtful and people are liking it sharing it. People are making him famous as the video says and people are doing this night walk and make the world to know him in 2012. Everyone knew that watched the video and spread the word around the world so other knew.

    March 12, 2012 at 10:00 pm |
  32. Liam

    Before this video came out, 99% of the American population never heard of Joseph Kony. Joseph Kony has kidnapped over 20,000 children for use of fighters and sex slaves. As a part of their initiation, these children are often required to kill their own parents, so they have no home to go to. Imagine you being one of those 20,000 children, wouldn't you want someone to know about it?

    March 12, 2012 at 10:01 pm |
  33. DK

    I think there are more ways to help make him more famous. We are living in somewhere else and we are trying to make him famous by making a night sweep, creating groups in facebook and sharing status.

    March 12, 2012 at 10:01 pm |
  34. Erik

    The reasons that the social media wants the world to learn about Jospeh Kony because he has commited crimes we cannot see. When the video was relased. The ICO(Internatial Criminal Court) already had him in the wanted list and everyone didnt know that.
    I think we should keep creating Facebook KONY 2012 Groups since Bangkok International Schools united each other and made a group which had plans for the future of KONY 2012.

    WE SHOULD CATCH KONY AND SENTENCE HIM!

    March 12, 2012 at 10:03 pm |
  35. Shane

    I think it is a sesation since it really points out a topic that was kind of cast aside. I for one do not agree with the tyrany he had caused.

    March 12, 2012 at 10:06 pm |
  36. Jiwhan

    I think because kidnapping children is not good and they are all concerned that Kony should stop kidnapping children.

    March 12, 2012 at 10:08 pm |
  37. Seth

    Kony is taking kids and making them part of his army. I don't know if the government is bad there, but what he is doing is wrong. It is cruel. Think of your friends and family being taken by someone during the night and never seeing them again. The social network should sound this in every ear, every nation until he is stopped.

    March 12, 2012 at 10:16 pm |
  38. N/A

    He is getting a lot of attention because kids aren't supposed to be in wars their supposed to be in school getting an education. Not killing themselves in a battle. When they grow up, if it is their choice to fight for their country they can go ahead. But forcing and capturing kids to fight isn't fair.

    March 12, 2012 at 10:23 pm |
  39. connor

    I think with all the social media people can get an understanding about what is going on. Lots of people would be sad if their children were taken and held captive so the people might want to start fighting back.

    March 12, 2012 at 10:31 pm |
  40. Jenny

    I think its getting a lot of attention because its cruel to see what he's doing to the children. The people fighting against Kony want to stop this from happening to anyone. No one should ever go through what he's making those little children do.

    March 12, 2012 at 10:40 pm |
  41. Brandon

    I do not know why Kony had left but were still kidnapping children

    March 12, 2012 at 11:00 pm |
  42. Juan

    l believe that Joseph Kony is getting all of this social media attention because people want to get the word out to the goverment so that the Goverment can step in and help get Joseph Kony arrested.

    March 12, 2012 at 11:59 pm |
  43. Keagan

    I think that the story about Joseph Kony is catching so much attention because he is kidnapping slaves and using them as fighters or as sex slaves. In order for them to be in the camp as an initiation they have to kill their own parents so they have no one to go home to so they would want to stay at the camp with him. I think that because he is using children to do all this the American people are not ok with it because we do now like to see kids getting hurt and abused.

    March 13, 2012 at 12:07 am |
  44. Connor

    I think that the reason that Kony has gotten so much attention is that it is so accessible to people. I also think that the viral video is really geared towards a younger generation, and with the expansion of media outlets it spread much quicker than anyone expected.

    March 13, 2012 at 12:16 am |
  45. Cassidy

    I think it is very bad what Kony is doing kid are ment to have a fun there life isn't ment to be held captive.

    March 13, 2012 at 1:26 am |
  46. BreeLynn

    They should stop Koney he is hurting people and making young childeren kill their own parents that is sad people in Africa already in a drought now this.Why Joseph Kony why hurt the souls of poor childern I mean why do they have to live in fear they should live in freedom.Does it take one man for the whole world to come together we should be like this all the time NO WAR just world PEACE!

    March 13, 2012 at 4:12 am |
  47. Thomas

    Nowadays capturing children without their own will is illegal. And with this law over the world, Kony is vandalizing human rights. Kony is capturing children for his own good and this harms the children mentally and physically. This is why the media is bringing the Kony outbreak as a huge news.

    March 13, 2012 at 4:33 am |
  48. Lance

    People want to make the world a better place and be a part of a revolution. The video is an easy way to catch people's attention and get them passionate about stopping such horrible crimes on humanity. The video makes it easy to participate.

    March 13, 2012 at 4:52 am |
  49. Ying

    Not just in America, Kony also got his name known in Asia over night thanks to the video made by Mr. Jason and also due to SNS. The video clarified its goal, showed us an easy way to join, let us know how to take a real action other than just simply showing sympathy without doing anything. Just as what the video last mentioned, we're living in a facebook world, a bigger no boundary community. With this easy accessible tool plus the astonishing info about Kony's against humanity deed the video conveyed, I believe there is no reason for most of us who watched the video to just ignore it.

    March 13, 2012 at 6:45 am |
  50. shelby

    i think its getting so much attention because people are finally realizing what a horrible thing he is doing and they want to find out more about Joseph Koney.

    March 13, 2012 at 7:47 am |
  51. Touya

    I think Kony has special power that influence other people's mind. So social media warn not to be controled.

    March 13, 2012 at 8:01 am |
  52. Essence

    I think that a lot more people know who Kony is now, then about two years ago. I pray for these kids over in Africa. I hope that he is found and the people of Africa can live in peace!!!!

    March 13, 2012 at 8:13 am |
  53. Sean

    Every individual should have the right to live like others in the world. I think we should do something to change their destiny, making such evil things vanish from the world.

    March 13, 2012 at 8:38 am |
  54. Elizabeth

    I think he should just give up and let the children go.

    March 13, 2012 at 8:58 am |
  55. megan

    i think that KONY needs to be stopped! this has gone on for way to long. this has to be done this year because these little boy and girls need help and dont deserve this kind of treatment!

    March 13, 2012 at 9:05 am |
  56. Sammi

    I think that Kony is getting so much attention becasuse of invisable childern group is trying to let people in america see how many childern are getting taken from there houses and forced to fight and kill there parents.

    March 13, 2012 at 9:11 am |
  57. noah

    The story is getting so much attention because not a lot of people know about kony so the perpose is to make him famous and let the government know that why care. They have only sent a 100 troups to help the Uganda army but if we make him famous we can find him more easy.

    March 13, 2012 at 9:25 am |
  58. Ross

    I think that invisible children did a good job getting the story out there, but with all this publicity talking about only one third of the procceeds actualy going to kids im not sure if i trust them

    March 13, 2012 at 9:32 am |
  59. Ben

    I think Kony is doing a bad thing and should be punished for what he has done.

    March 13, 2012 at 9:35 am |
  60. Stewart

    The producers of the Kony video were smart in their use of social media to drum up public support. Their use of captivating imagery, such as interviews with small children and colorful artwork have helped to make the video so popular. The use of marketing tools like t-shirts and bracelets also helped to make it "trendy" to care.

    March 13, 2012 at 9:36 am |
  61. Joseph

    Who cares he just wants attension

    March 13, 2012 at 9:39 am |
    • Morgan

      You are wrong with the attention he is getting it will be hard for him to do this horrib things and people will want to stop him I don't know why he would want this attention.

      March 14, 2012 at 10:24 am |
  62. Joanna

    Kony is getting so much attention because he did and is still doing something a human must not do such as captivating children both during the war and after the war.

    March 13, 2012 at 9:48 am |
  63. Alex

    I think SOPA and ACTA paved the way for Kony to become a big name. The internet already had one uprising about the potential bills and we were all looking for a new cause to back. The video truly is "the perfect entry point"; it's short and sweet, with simple ideas, catchy music and a good slogan, so of course the internet picked up on it.

    March 13, 2012 at 9:50 am |
  64. halie

    I think that it is geting social media because he is good at acting and he is acting like he is a good preson and that he is not bed and people think that he is good and so that is how he is geting away with it.

    March 13, 2012 at 9:51 am |
  65. Karly

    I think it's because Kony is keeping kids captive. When kids see the video, they want others to see it to raise awareness, because that's what kids do when they see child abuse. When an adult sees it, they just feel that it's the right thing to do to raise awareness because they feel that this kind of stuff is morally wrong. The fact that this kind of stuff catches the attention of everyone makes the media show it a lot.

    March 13, 2012 at 9:55 am |
  66. Ryo

    People are giving there attention to Joseph Kony, because the group is getting bigger and bigger.
    The media thinks they can start something big like a war .

    March 13, 2012 at 9:58 am |
  67. Nathan

    They should let the kids stop fighting for them!

    March 13, 2012 at 9:58 am |
  68. Owen

    Many people say that it is a scam maybe but would you want help if you you where a childslave would you want most of the world to ignore you?

    March 13, 2012 at 10:00 am |
  69. SMASH

    kamala would never do this so it is not at all fair they recruit children not capture them. THE UGANDAN HEADHUNTER SAYS NO!!!!!

    March 13, 2012 at 10:03 am |
  70. Nolan

    So he can be so confident and then we can take him down and free the child soldjers

    March 13, 2012 at 10:04 am |
  71. Zoe

    My class watched the movie in my social studies class. We are touched by the video. We are even discussing about how we can help.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:06 am |
  72. Warren

    This video is getting so much attention because people who view the video will realize what's going on and spread the word, email it, text it. That's why it's spreading so quickly.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:11 am |
  73. Evan

    I think that kony needs to be stopped. He's just plain mean and he needs to be taught a lesson. the reason that he's getting so much attenion on social media is that there trying to make him famous so more people will care about what's happening with kony and what he's doing with innocent kids.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:13 am |
  74. Mike

    This event if a disgrace to humanity and we must fix what is going on and kill Joseph Kony.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:14 am |
  75. jesse

    i think that Kony is getting so much attention in social media because everything spreads faster on the internet. And since this is a huge and illegal problem in the world, everyone will want to know what is going on with it.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:14 am |
  76. Joe

    It is getting so famous because everyone goes on to social miedia. Everyone does and thats how they got it out there it was a chain reaction. Kids then parents then the rest of the family

    March 13, 2012 at 10:14 am |
  77. Natalie

    I think it is getting a lot of attention because lots of people go on youtube and whatch videos. Also, lots of people hear about it from their friends and go on and look up the video. Finally, i think that people should now about this because it is an important problem going on in our world today.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:14 am |
  78. Louis

    I didn't know about Kony until today, but now I know that since he is kidnapping 1,000 childern, everyone should know about this immediatly.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:16 am |
  79. Rhys

    We may not have seen that Kony was so bad now but we need to take action. If this was in the US Kony would be corpse in the ground, and we need to treat it like it is in the US.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:17 am |
  80. Gabby

    It's important for everyone to know about, and so we can try to help.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:17 am |
  81. Justin

    To understand why this story is getting so much airtime on social media sites, you need to first talk about the revoulution of social networking. Social networking has seen expodentional growth over the past few years. There are millions if not billions of people who are frequently on websites like Facebook, Google +, Twitter, Tumblr, youtube, and other social networking sites. This makes social networking a breeding ground and a great bulliton board for stories like this. People know if they post something, it will see millions of people in a very short time.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:18 am |
  82. Bruce

    I think that it gets so much attention because it is so inspirational. The first time I saw the video, I was shocked that this was going on in Uganda. It was so insirational that my friend and I are going to walmart on April 21, 2012 to put up Kony stickers. I bet I will see tons of people doing the same thing.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:18 am |
  83. Anonymous

    I think it is getting a lot of attention because he is doing a really bad thing, and hurting people. So people want to help and stop him from taking children. Also, after a few people see it they can tell other people so then finally everyone heres about it!

    March 13, 2012 at 10:18 am |
  84. Diane

    I think people are watching him because he is popular and people like videos about wars.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:27 am |
  85. alica

    i dont no think it is good!!!!

    March 13, 2012 at 10:30 am |
  86. Ba

    i think all wars should stop all the wars with us is cause we think were better then every body

    March 13, 2012 at 10:32 am |
  87. christian

    why would someone do something so horible.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:32 am |
  88. Wyatt

    Cause he's kidnapping kids he should never make an army with kids because there weaker than adults and if they get in a war he'll probably quit kidnapping kids to make an army

    March 13, 2012 at 10:42 am |
  89. Kaitlyn

    I think that kidnapping is very wrong. He should be in jail.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:46 am |
  90. Noah

    I think somebody should put a stop to the kidnapping before somebody gets heart or killed in the act.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:46 am |
  91. Alyssa

    I think the reason Kony is getting so serious is because of famous stars tweeting and spreading the word. It's gotten people more alert about what's going on.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:48 am |
  92. Makayla

    I personally think that kidnapping is very wrong. I think Kony should go to jail and those kids should get back to their real life. Why do people keep kidnapping if it's illegal?

    March 13, 2012 at 10:48 am |
  93. Mariah

    I think this story is getting so much attention because that's what it needs. Without this much attention, it wouldn't be aired on the news. The mass amount of people that have viewed this video are just worried citizens and probably want to make sure that something like this is known to the world. Not to mention that Africa has a lot of oil and Kony gives us a reason to be able to search further in this country. All this is, is a reason for us to invade Africa and take its resources. Sadly, those kids are victims and will be victims until this video gets the proper attention.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:48 am |
  94. Alyssa

    It's so easy to share images and photos nowadays, people are going crazy using twitter and Facebook to get the word out..

    March 13, 2012 at 10:50 am |
  95. Melissa

    I would have never thought Kony would hold children against him. I wounder why he would make an army out of children. It has spread all around the world people post a lot about that on facebook. If he knows a lot of people know of it why would he keep them, are the cops going to get involved? I think that's a horrible idea to keep children and make them fight what is important in this world.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:53 am |
  96. Wyatt

    Cause he's kidnapping kids.He should make an army with kids because they're weaker than adults and if they get in an epic war he'll probably stop kidnapping kids to make an army.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:53 am |
  97. Josh

    It is getting so much attention because of missing children.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:57 am |
  98. Andrew

    While this is a legitimate issue, the controversy around Invisible Children is going to overcome any progress they attempt to make. Since they are a non-profit, finances are made public, we now know Invisible Children's organization is shady. Around 70% of donations and funds they acquire do not make it too the children and instead go to their personal salaries, film-making, and other non-direct assistance.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:08 am |
  99. Mike

    I think the video is going viral because many people thought this video looked "cool" so people suddenly decided to care. Its sad when something has been going on for 20 years and poeple suddenly decide to care now.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:17 am |
  100. allah

    kony is getting media attention because the video had alsome music

    March 13, 2012 at 11:22 am |
  101. Kerri

    I think it's getting so much attention because this is a serious problem. You can't kidnap a bunch of people and children to join your army, and then chop of their body parts and not get ATTENTION when we find out!

    March 13, 2012 at 11:22 am |
  102. Edith

    because people care about kids, nobody would want there own child to be treated that way.
    Lets make Kony visible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 13, 2012 at 11:25 am |
  103. Drake

    I think this is dumb. If he wants to do that with his own kids that is fine, But NOT with someone else's kids.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:26 am |
  104. TYLEr

    I THINK THAT JOSEPH KONY IS A BAD PERSON. HE SHOULD BE ARRESTED AND THE CHILDEREN SHOULD BE SET FREE.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:41 am |
  105. Emma

    So many Americans are on the Internet every second. When a picture of the Kony 2012 poster pops up people become interested. N

    March 13, 2012 at 11:41 am |
  106. Evan

    I think that this video is getting so much viral suppport because this is a major topic that needs United States help. If we don't help out now then what will happen to all the kids?

    March 13, 2012 at 11:42 am |
  107. Aeva

    The video is spreading so fast due to Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube. People are interested by the story and sickly curious about how Kony managed to form a cult of children, so they watch the video and pass it on to their friends. Now it's gone viral.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:42 am |
  108. Jeanne

    I think that the KONY 2012 video is getting so much attention because people are always using the internet. Kids use social media websites for everything and learn about the recent news around the world. The internet is a powerful source and is usually the easiest way to get the message across.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:42 am |
  109. Carissa

    I think this story is getting so much attention on social media because no one knew about this for years. The internet is the best way to spread the word, because people spend hours on it. It feels unbelievable to learn that kids have been kidnapped and forced to kill people of their own because of this man. The worst part is, this terrible thing been going on for years. Now that we know what's happening in Uganda, we have an urge to stop it, and to make Joseph Kony famous. Most importantly, we want to make these invisible children seen.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:43 am |
  110. Justin

    I beleive that it is imprortaint for the world to reconize this event and do something about it.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:43 am |
  111. Savanna

    Because life now is all about social media like facebook, twitter, and any site like that. One click of a button and a video is shared. In olny 6 days the video has gone viral. People take intrest in things other people are interested in. Alomst every person has acess to the internet from kids to adults. Once a certain amount of people are interested in a topic, the media like news casts almost have to be.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:43 am |
  112. Ann

    I think that it is getting so much attention on social media, because many kids are on the internet these days, and if one person says something they want to know about it. If your friend likes it on facebook then your other friends will too. I think this video really needs to get out, though critics may disagree why would you not want it to get out there. It needs to end!

    March 13, 2012 at 11:43 am |
  113. DANIEL V.

    I think that this topic is getting so much attention from social media is because anything on social media spreads likle wild fire. Topics like this are nearly never recognized unless they hit social media due to the fact that they are not in our country. This topic got so big because of social media and because of the YouTube video that spread through out facebook.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:44 am |
  114. Hayley ve~

    I think this story is getting so much attention on social media because everyone goes on the internet. They also hear from their friends, or if they just hear it from someone they don't know, they look it up because they are curious. I haven't heard about it until today, and I'm curious about it. Everyone probably wants to help now, so many people are watching it, maaking it popular.

    P.S Ve~ is just to know if this is mine or not, if it is picked

    March 13, 2012 at 11:44 am |
  115. Rebecca

    Kony is getting so much media attention because the internet and other technology is the fastest spreading kind of media we have now. With new media lifestyles, things spread as fast as light.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:44 am |
  116. DylanP

    KONY 2012 is getting so much attention because it is simply a much bigger deal than everything else. Kony 2012 is a warlord and needs to be stopped. The video makes people care about kony 2012 and then they share it with their friends

    March 13, 2012 at 11:44 am |
  117. Jillian

    The reason everybody knows about Kony is because everyone either has a Facebook or a Twitter, no matter how old they are. It is so easy to just press some buttons and share the video with every single one of your friends. So many people go on YouTube as well, so it's simple to just see an ad about Kony, be curious and click on it.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:45 am |
  118. jonis

    The cause of all this is mainly the fact of the human disire to live.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:46 am |
  119. Maddison

    I think we should forsure make Kony world wide, and make him famous. It's spread all over "Social Media" , and the 30 minute video was the best 30 minutes I have ever watched in my life, It inspired me and made me want to buy a "Kony Pack". Everyone should pitch in on April 20th, and help this isane man stop doing this to kids.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:53 am |
  120. Logan

    Facebook got big because people kept reminding others

    March 13, 2012 at 11:53 am |
  121. Maggie

    I think it got so famous because people made it so famous because they wanted they're friends to see it so that they could know more about it. I think that people did not pay attention to it on the news because they could not do anything about it.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:54 am |
  122. wesley

    I think why it has got so big because a lot of people check their Facebook and lots of people seen it.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:54 am |
  123. carter

    it got so big because people saw it posted on face book and spread it more then it got a video.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:55 am |
  124. Nedim

    I think we should pay a lot of attention on this and we should track this man down and stop what he is doing to these poor little children. I hope we can stop them.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:55 am |
  125. Chance

    i think its a good cause but kids posting it all over facebook saying i liked and shared a video! thinking i helped defeat a ungandan warlord. good luck with that

    March 13, 2012 at 11:56 am |
  126. Emily

    I think it is big from facebook because some people really like Kony and people just have to tell other people then it gets out of control!

    March 13, 2012 at 11:56 am |
  127. Hunter

    I think that Facebook made it so big. Because pretty much everybody that I know has Facebook. When people post stuff on Facebook and then it goes on and on. And a lot of people do not watch the news because it is boring.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:56 am |
  128. brandon

    I think it has got so big because it mite be getting peoples attention and because more and more people are hearing about it. And i know people who are talking and talking people keep they keep getting more post.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:56 am |
  129. Ryland

    I think its because they want other people to be aware of him. Maybe they're just agreeing with people on the web..... He probably just wants attention.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:57 am |
  130. Chase

    Because he is a criminal that has gotten away with abducting kids to kill and they cant have a education so he needs to be taken away

    March 13, 2012 at 11:58 am |
  131. Annaliese

    I think that because Social Media is so popular, things spread quickly and catch the attention of others, especially with parents, because they care about children. People have been taught that some local news programs can be invalid. Some people trust their friends more than the news.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:59 am |
  132. sammy

    I think we shoukld track down this man and help all of these kids that he has kidnapped.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:59 am |
  133. Gillian

    Things spread so quickly.

    March 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
  134. Neil

    I think that it got so big because there are so many social internet sites like Twitter and Facebook so scince so many people have accounts their friends post things and it goes viral on the internet.

    March 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
  135. Katelyn

    I think that facebook has been getting people's attention more lately. When it comes to the internet, things are spreading around more easy. I think facebook has a larger popularity than the news.

    March 13, 2012 at 12:07 pm |
  136. Brody

    I think it's getting so much attention because he is kidnapping children and trying to run a successful campaign.

    March 13, 2012 at 12:11 pm |
  137. jake

    I think kony is a bad man.

    March 13, 2012 at 12:14 pm |
  138. Isabella

    I think that he his getting a lot of attention because he is kidnapping children and that is wrong and he should not be doing that and imprisoning children and making them serve in battles I mean that's just wrong they shouldn't be doing that. He needs to be stopped.

    March 13, 2012 at 12:16 pm |
  139. Katya

    This story is getting so much attention because Kony is capturing children and training them to kill each other. He's a madman! After more than 30 years it's about time the government does something about it.

    March 13, 2012 at 12:16 pm |
  140. Caleb

    People want to make a difference and are finally starting with this small step, a feeling for common takes over and it's hard not to feel a sense of duty for the children.

    March 13, 2012 at 12:16 pm |
  141. Calli

    I think that it is good that people are getting the word out there so that unnecessary pain and suffering can be ended for helpless children plus with so many people supporting the protest Kony will most likely be caught soon.

    March 13, 2012 at 12:17 pm |
  142. Caleb

    People want to make a difference and are finally starting with this small step, a feelig for the common man takes over and it's hard not to feel a sense of duty for these children

    March 13, 2012 at 12:18 pm |
  143. Mya

    The story deals with kids our age group. I'm 13 years old and it hits home with me because kids my age are being kidnapped. Also, because I have seen it on Facebook, all my friends have been influenced by the video as well.

    March 13, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
  144. Maddie

    I believe that the Kony story is getting so much attention because the media obivously wants more people to understand the situation and for there to be more support for the children in Africa.

    March 13, 2012 at 12:21 pm |
  145. Calista

    It is getting so much attention because if that sort of kidnapping were to happen here in the United States, we would do anything to stop that from happening.

    March 13, 2012 at 12:25 pm |
  146. Elizabeth

    So many kids are on youtube that one touching video like kony gets everyone's attention and makes them want to help.

    March 13, 2012 at 12:38 pm |
  147. James

    I feel like this goes on all the time in Africa and that we can't get involved in everything we think is bad. Why don' t we focus on people here in our own country that have problems? We should take care of our own country first than we can take care of others.

    March 13, 2012 at 12:39 pm |
  148. zach

    it is because the people think it is time for a change it is bad enough that this is done to grown ups but to kids its sick and wrong

    March 13, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
  149. Predpreh

    Kony has indeed been terrorizing the Ugandan area for a long time. Now he is out of Uganda due to our nation's young peoples' efforts. But my worries are that he might have moved out not from fear of the US government but to expand. Hope not but we should always be ready for his danger.

    March 13, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
  150. Sky

    (Nash) I think that kony is gettin more attention because of the video of him.Otherwise i don't think he would have been noticed in America's media.

    March 13, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
  151. Danyelle

    I think that the reason that Kony has spread so quickly is because we now reise how bad this really is, but then we did not.

    March 13, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
  152. Amanda

    I think it's getting so much attention on social media because they want him famous so they can kill him.

    March 13, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
  153. Linsey

    I think it's getting so much attention on social media because they want people to know what he is doing and that they should help.

    March 13, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
  154. Nicholas

    i think kony is a bad person that should be stopped. Those children that he has captured and is useing for his personal army should be saved

    March 13, 2012 at 12:55 pm |
  155. Bob

    I think the story is getting so much attention because Kony is doing such a bad thing and people feel that some one needs to do something. So people want to help and see what is going on because it's not right.

    March 13, 2012 at 1:52 pm |
  156. Annette

    I think it is geting a lot of attention because this is a HUGE deal and it is a really bad thing and people want to help

    March 13, 2012 at 1:52 pm |
  157. Franchesca

    It is getting attention because Kony is an important topic and it draws alot of attention to social media. Social media has alot of important things and info about this topic so everyone is on it looking for info about kony.

    March 13, 2012 at 1:53 pm |
  158. Max

    I think that it is getting so much attention because it is the idea that five year olds are fighting for Kony.

    March 13, 2012 at 1:55 pm |
  159. ethan

    this should be delt with and also why hasn`t this been delt with

    March 13, 2012 at 1:55 pm |
  160. Andrea

    I think Kony is getting so much media attention because it helps them get more viewers. It is an important topic that so many people care about so to air information about him would help raise awarness to help stop him from harming anymore children.

    March 13, 2012 at 1:55 pm |
  161. Kat

    I think it's getting so much attenion because there are children. Humans are very protective of their children. Kony is hurting people's babies, we take that to heart. Children are our best resorces and we just love them. If Kony is going to hurt their kids i think we should help.

    March 13, 2012 at 1:56 pm |
  162. Jessica

    Dear CNN Student News:
    I think this story is getting so much attention partly because it's very interesting. There are plenty of stuff talking about wars and certain types of groups going up against other people, but this person, Joseph Kony, is getting children to fight. And alot of adults may care because these children are being kidnapped. Also, other kids might be interesting because those are other children.

    Also, I support Kony 2012. I don't think it's fair to take away children-whatever family they come from, whatever color they are-even if it's for a good cause, kids should never be taken and used to another's advantage.

    March 13, 2012 at 1:56 pm |
  163. L.T.

    It is probably a big thing. You know if something is big news and it is on the front of youtube. You will want to click on it watch it. When they watch it, they might want to post something about it on social media sites.

    March 13, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
  164. Ryann

    i think it is getting a lot of attention because he has over 30,000 kids kidnapped and has them doing military duties, and it is a HUGE deal. i have a question also,how come the goverment isnt doing anything about it?!? it is affecting the U.S also too.

    March 13, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
  165. Shelldin

    I think so meny people tell other people to look at this becuse they want to do somthing about it.

    March 13, 2012 at 1:58 pm |
  166. Ike

    Man iknow that the wars used to have kids in the army but this... this is ridicolous.Shouldn't it kinda be a crime because he's kidnapping kids

    March 13, 2012 at 2:00 pm |
  167. Riley

    Dear CNN Student News,
    I think the Kony story is getting so much attention now because the number of kids that he was holding captive, got so big that people just started noticing. I don't know alot about Kony but I know that he is holding kids captive and forcing them to be soldeirs. I've heard that he is holding about 30,000 kids captive and brainwashing them so much that some of them even kill their parents!I think people should just stop him!
    KONY 2012 MAKE HIM FAMOUS
    From, Riley

    March 13, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
  168. Shelldin

    I think so meny people tell other people to look at Kony's video becuse thay want to do somthing about it.

    March 13, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
  169. Marissa

    This problem has been getting so much attention because people are thinking how sick can someone be? Also he is one of the biggest captive keeper of children that people are aware of. Since it is a long way away from us but he escaped from the people that are trying to find him, people in the us are so concerned because he is on his way to the us so we have to come more aware and alert.People are getting the world out the most by social networks. Lets fight to prevent Koni!!!!!

    March 13, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
  170. willie

    The reason why I think this story is getting so much attention is because...... This man "KONY" is taking little helpless children that can barely even fend for themselves and cant even take care of eahcother. He's getting little kids to fight wars and he's getting kids as young as 9 years old to take fight wars. Our troops needs to go to Uganda and help the little babies. We are Gonna get those africans and make them pay the price. We will get those hatred mean people, putting those kids lives in danger.

    March 13, 2012 at 2:02 pm |
  171. Kieran

    I think it's getting attention because with technology, word gets around fast. So sometimes people realize, oh wait, this is wrong. A story can grow off of one person on Facebook. More people find out from that person, and more people find out from those people.

    March 13, 2012 at 2:03 pm |
  172. Bablama

    I do not have any idea how he did this, to hide 30,000 kids and put them in an army. Thats sickening, I can't imagine how he did this or why. We won't be able to do anything because we can't shoot the kids but what are we going to do to stop this mad man. I do not even think that the kids deserved it or how he got so many kids and hide them. This is one thing to consider if the kids ever attack the kids. As the army grows, this man is growing powerful. How are we going to stop this? All we know is that he kidnapped us and plans something very diabolical. But the other main question is, how did they find out about this? Do they have a base or an obvious hideout. If he launches an attck, who knows what will happen? These kids must be brain washed or forced to do this. How did he do this? what did he do to the poor miserable kids? I bet the kids are very scared with litle food and tortured. But this action he is doing is so bad,I think he really deserves what he gave those kids, CRUELTY, thank you CNN student news for listening to my comment.

    March 13, 2012 at 2:04 pm |
  173. Isabela

    I think its a good idea to let the media know that there is a villian out there that is doing heinious crimes by taking children away from home. He needs to get out there so that people can know about him and help to stop him once and for all.

    March 13, 2012 at 2:05 pm |
  174. Autumn

    Once again history repeats itself. A similar thing happened around 30 years ago. A foreign country is "in distress" so we make it "famous" and help by getting rid of the ruler. And then the second in command takes over, but that doesn't matter because we "dealt with the problem."

    March 13, 2012 at 2:11 pm |
  175. Reed

    I think the media is making this (KONY 2012) too big of a thing. They should bring Joseph Kony justice, but we have bigger threats to take care of.

    March 13, 2012 at 2:14 pm |
  176. Alyssa

    Maybe because Facebook and You tube are more popular than the news.

    March 13, 2012 at 2:14 pm |
  177. mya

    Because not every one which the news but they go to the internet is most which.

    March 13, 2012 at 2:15 pm |
  178. Samantha

    I think it got so much their,because now every one is on the computer and on their phones.Also a lot of people are making comments on it,so people are more likely to care because others do.

    March 13, 2012 at 2:16 pm |
  179. Pierce

    I think that it is because a lot of kids are on facebook and parents pay more attention to what their kids are talking about than what is on the news.

    March 13, 2012 at 2:16 pm |
  180. GRACIE

    Maybe because Face Book is so popular.Or people just were not listening to the news.

    March 13, 2012 at 2:17 pm |
  181. sam

    I think it is because a lot of kids are on facebook and then show it to their parents. Also when people send it to each other and then every one sees it.

    March 13, 2012 at 2:19 pm |
  182. kainen

    maybe because facebook is so popular and they want to get involved in the conversation

    March 13, 2012 at 2:20 pm |
  183. jeannine

    probably its because not many people really cared about the news any more, but face book is so much more popular, so much more people care when its there..

    March 13, 2012 at 2:21 pm |
  184. Brooke

    Africa is already known for being poor, and many of its countries are at war. Kony is a huge problem that is adding on to everything.

    March 13, 2012 at 2:22 pm |
  185. EMILY :)

    I think that since none thought that it was a big deal and till one person posted it on the AWESOME website that is called FACEBOOK , that now is very popular 🙂 🙂

    March 13, 2012 at 2:22 pm |
  186. whitney

    Maybe because not every one has heard about the Kony story and face book is a very popular website people are on it twenty four seven

    March 13, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
  187. Hannah

    I think that people only want to warn others.Because he can get other kids to.

    March 13, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
  188. Winston

    The Kony 2012 video went viral because they spent big bucks producing it and got huge celebs to tweet about it. Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD) kills over 600,000 children every year and nobody seems to know about it. Thousands and thousnads of these children could be saved by a few tweets superstar tweets.

    March 13, 2012 at 2:29 pm |
  189. Logan

    I think because they want people to be aware of the things he does. All i know is when i was on my Facebook and EVERYBODY was posting " stop kony.' also they would post the link for youtube and we would whatch it!

    March 13, 2012 at 2:30 pm |
  190. Aaron

    I think it is because he is kind of like a hero but a protester all together. A great leader though. He was all over facebook too. I saw.

    March 13, 2012 at 2:30 pm |
  191. Cassidy (:

    Today i have been hearing about that all day long... I think he should stop doing that because hes taking kids against there will

    March 13, 2012 at 2:38 pm |
  192. Lydia

    I think because Kony is doing such terrible things. He's holding kids captive, bringing forces to other European countries, and it's making people angry. We live under a free consitution. Wouldn't you be pretty upset to see all these children as slaves? It scares some kids. It gives parents nightmares about their kids getting captured. We don't want that to happen here, and it shouldn't happen anywhere else.

    March 13, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
  193. Jordan

    I think this story is spreading like a wildfire because it's tear jerking/heart breaking and just like in the video, could you imagine your kid or even yourself have to go through this? It's horrible. STOP KONY! -Kony2012♥

    March 13, 2012 at 2:43 pm |
  194. Alana

    The way Kony did those things just rips my heart out. I can definitely see how it would go viral so quickly like that.

    March 13, 2012 at 2:48 pm |
  195. Joey

    I think its about the people that watch it so if your on twitter someone could share it and every one shares it because they think what it would feel like if that happens to them

    March 13, 2012 at 2:50 pm |
  196. Eve

    It's becomin viral because it is such a moving thing and people want to help. In the video, it says that if you want to help, then tell other people about it and make him visible. So, the forward it to people. It makes sense, and I did the same thing because it is so sad.

    March 13, 2012 at 2:51 pm |
  197. alisha

    i think for starters that the war is over? how can it be over when the same things keep happening and those children keep being taken.(the war may be over for us but its not nearly over for them.) i myself just found out about kony and what hes been doing so maybe thats part of why its hitting everyone so hard. i think that the more it gets out there the more people will hear and see it. some dont have the ability to get on the internet, watch tv, or even listen to the radio. so the more people talk about it and get it out the more i will hear of it and the more others will.

    March 13, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
  198. Jenna

    There are more [safer] social networking sites now than before. word spreads like a wildfire online and this video is now exception. Plus, if one perosn watched the video and saw the horror of it all, it is likely that one person will tell another perosn, and the word will spread/.

    March 13, 2012 at 2:59 pm |
  199. Maria

    Kony is being completley unfair to the poor children being held captive. People should step up and help these kids get out of danger. If he wants to start a war force, why would he enslave innocent children that could be killed in a war and wouldn't be able to live a life.

    March 13, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
  200. Claire

    I think that Kony 2012 is getting so much attention because people really want to help. Because so many people are aware of this, they can tell their friends about it, who will spread the message. I first heard about Kony 2012 through the social media website Twitter, and it was a trending topic. This goes to show how many people know and care.

    March 13, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
  201. Barbara

    I pray that God wil protect the children until something can be done.

    March 13, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
    • Le'yna

      I don't think it is fair for the children. They are taken from thier families to fight in a war. They were untrained and probaly won't be returned home. The reason that this has taken off in social media so much is because the video shows what the children are forced to do. People have started talking about it because they care about the children who are being taken from home and enrolled into a rebel group to fight thier own government! I beleive that the children should be returned home and the rebel leaders arrested for kidnapping.

      March 13, 2012 at 8:26 pm |
    • isabella

      i think that fact that the video is so sticky, one epidemic that makes people one to watch it, like for that the fact that Rhiana watched it so would many people that are fans, or that fact one popular person see on social media and comments or likes. it would get other people to watch it.

      March 13, 2012 at 8:39 pm |
  202. Naiomi, NJ

    I think this story is getting so popular because Kony is abducting children, the worlds new generation! Also lots of people wouldn't want their kids to be abducted so why should kids in Africa.

    March 13, 2012 at 3:30 pm |
  203. kaylee

    i dont really know much about this but from what i heard if he is kidnapping children for his i quess you could say little armyit should be stopped

    March 13, 2012 at 3:37 pm |
  204. xavier

    i am a kid too 1 of my worst fear is getting kidnapped. it is also bad that they were put out to war that scars thier life physicly and emotionaly

    March 13, 2012 at 3:41 pm |
  205. DeShawn

    The Kony story is getting so much attention because of putting him on facebook, youtube and twitter.
    Also having A- list celebs watch, learn and give their response on the situation in Uganda is effective because
    it wasn't something that the goverment put out. People are having empathy for these children and realize the fact that there needs to be something done to capture Kony.

    March 13, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
  206. Levi

    ......I want this to end, it is no fair for these kids. If this were to happen in America, it would be on the news the very next day.

    March 13, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
  207. jordan

    this man needs to be stoped! we need to do everything we can to get this guy put in jail!

    March 13, 2012 at 3:53 pm |
  208. Hannah

    I think some film makers had realized what was happening. They made a little film just to get the word out about him and his cruelty. It became viral 20 years later, but at least it is getting attention.

    March 13, 2012 at 3:55 pm |
  209. Jadie

    Trying to stop Joseph Kony in 2012 is like trying to stop Hitler in 1955.

    March 13, 2012 at 3:57 pm |
  210. Connor

    I think the video is spreading across America because it includes him capturing young children and using them as soldiers.

    March 13, 2012 at 4:03 pm |
  211. Emily

    I think this story is getting so much attention on social media because it is online, one youtube,facebook, allover them internet. Since today almost everyone is online its right there for everyone to see. I think its great that this story is getting so much attention, its a big deal.

    March 13, 2012 at 4:03 pm |
  212. Olivia

    Both pre-teens and teenagers have a big part in social media... and those people in Uganda and other African countries that are getting abducted are pre-teens and teenagers! This is a really big problem and people know it. We want to stop this mojor conflict because it is affecting us all, and people want to help, soooo they post it on facebook and twitter so that other people will help.

    March 13, 2012 at 4:05 pm |
  213. Synnamin

    I think the Kony 2012 video has gotten so popular because so many people have Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and many other social neworking sites. It just takes the click of a buton and a few minutes for possibly hundreds of people to see a single post.

    March 13, 2012 at 4:05 pm |
  214. philippe

    Little kids getting captured into war. That has attention written all over it. This is exactly why everyone wants to see this. Not every day do you here about young children going out and killing people.The topic is so atrocious that it just makes everybody want to know more about it.

    March 13, 2012 at 4:15 pm |
  215. lirim

    The reason why i think the kony video is getting so much attention, is because we bearly hear these storys . plus the us goverment didnt do anything at first when the guy and couple friends, but they went there with alot of people and then the officals wanted to help. even though kony was caught, his soilders took the kids through out africa. plus they are trying to rebuild the war torn country

    March 13, 2012 at 4:16 pm |
  216. Jessica

    Everybody nowadays is using the internet and Facebook. So the more people post about it, the more attention it'll get. MAKE KONY FAMOUS!!!!!!!!!!

    March 13, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
  217. billy

    what konys doing is wrong he should get arested or even killed

    March 13, 2012 at 4:26 pm |
  218. Broy

    When Kony is Arrested, The goverment should sentence him to death for all the cruel actions he has put upon the Uganda people.What he is doing is wrong! Theres other ways to maintain power...

    March 13, 2012 at 4:28 pm |
  219. Kasey

    This story shows and grabs Teens and young adults attention off of social media because They presented it in a moving revolution; captured on film. I'm even surprised of how they respond to everyone's questions quickly. Kony 2012!

    March 13, 2012 at 4:36 pm |
  220. Jenae

    I think that this story is getting so much attention because of Kony now that this video has gone viral, people have opened their eyes and realized that what's happening in Africa, is affectiheg people in the United States so now they want to help the people in Africa.

    March 13, 2012 at 4:37 pm |
  221. Isabella

    I think that Kony should be arrested, and all they are doing is spreading the word, so the government can do something about it.

    March 13, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
  222. Hannah

    I know that the whole konything is very important to people and that we need toget them to stop.

    March 13, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
  223. Mackenzie

    I personally think It's because, Kony is brutal. He abducts children from there home's and forces them into an army, along side making them kill their families. If they attempt to escape, They're killed.

    March 13, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
  224. Jacob

    I think it's getting popular because we know live in a global community where you can post the news and ideas on the internet in a blink, now with this generation using social media, we can communicate to people across the globe. New ideas like getting Kony behind bars isn't a new thing. Look at the Middle East and how social media changed them for the better.

    March 13, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
  225. Nanja

    This is a very serious topic and I think we should try and put his name out there as much as we can and teach other people about so they know.

    March 13, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
  226. Michael

    The Kony video came out so fast and had so many views so fast because there are no good appropriate videos out there any more. Also, this video is and can relate to the Civil War. Lastly, people just look on the computer for just hours or even the whole day looking for a one minute long video that makes then laugh until their heart comes out. Plus I end this post on saying,"I you are one of those people, get a life!

    March 13, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
  227. Rebbecah

    Because oh his evil deeds, Kony deserves to go to jail. This is swarming in the media because it is a big deal! Those children need help and we need to give it to them.

    March 13, 2012 at 4:51 pm |
  228. lillyan

    its on facebook ,twitter,the news if its that big hes gonna be popular

    March 13, 2012 at 4:51 pm |
  229. Tori

    Despite certain peoples suspicion about the sudden uproar of the now viral campaign, Kony 2012 just goes to show what the new generation can do. This just proves that we want to help, and when we put our minds to it, the outcome can turn into something for the books.

    March 13, 2012 at 5:00 pm |
  230. Anne

    What Kony is doing to the children in Uganda must be stopped. I think its sad that it took years for the U.S to finally notice that he is causing mayjor chaos. Something should be done to stop him.

    March 13, 2012 at 5:02 pm |
  231. Cooper

    He is getting so much attention because the foundation exploits donation to pay the staff and make viral videos, instead of helping the people of Uganda.

    March 13, 2012 at 5:03 pm |
  232. Jenny

    I think one person may have sent a video to a few people, then they sent it to mare people via facebook,twitter, or myspace.

    March 13, 2012 at 5:03 pm |
  233. Strider

    The video is getting attention because what Kony is doing is just plain wrong!! Harming innocent children is not exceptional in ANY country or on ANY continent!

    March 13, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
  234. Maciej

    I think the story started with about 5-6 views a day, people started liking the videos and it got on top videos on youtube. We all know that even a few people can spread the word and something of a chain reaction starts out. Also, many people comment on high watched videos on youtube, like for example Eminem Music Videos, or the Yogscast. Anyone watching the videos and reading the comments will see them.

    March 13, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
  235. Janneth

    I think that Kony should liberate those children because the war is already over.
    The children need to have there freedom no matter where ever they might be.

    March 13, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
  236. Jenny

    I think one person may have sent a video to a few people, then they sent it to more people via facebook,twitter, or myspace.

    March 13, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
  237. Coltyn

    i believe this is getting so much attention just because it has to do with kids in armies, so i would think people would relate that to child labor. but personally, america has enough problems already, we dont need to be deling with others.

    March 13, 2012 at 5:05 pm |
  238. HoneyBadger

    Kony is a over Hyped thing and thus should not become Americas focus while we ahve many issue in oru own country that needs to be addressed.

    March 13, 2012 at 5:05 pm |
  239. Zach

    I feel that the story is getting so much social media because the people are starting to realize that things are not always how they are in America in other countries. I also think that because children are involed that it catches the eye of the people.

    March 13, 2012 at 5:06 pm |
  240. Janessa

    people who are fighting against kony may want to get the word out so they can have supporters

    March 13, 2012 at 5:06 pm |
  241. Ella

    I think that the Joseph Kony video is getting so much attention because more people are online now-a-days. Before, people didn't get pay much attention to it, but now, it has grow and become a bigger problem. He is doing such a awful thing, how could someone not pay attention to it?

    March 13, 2012 at 5:08 pm |
  242. Rachel

    This problem is only going to get fixed if people know about it so get off the couch and go spread the word becuase people are dying how can you all sit around and hear about kids being killled and do nothing how would you fell if it was us and everyone elese just sat around doing nothig get up and make a change

    March 13, 2012 at 5:11 pm |
  243. zak

    i think that this is getting so much attention is because that Kony is taking kids and nobody wants their kids taking away from them

    March 13, 2012 at 5:11 pm |
  244. Jessica

    The story is getting so much attention because in is rare to have "children" captive as for slodiers.
    I know that many other people mught agree that those children need there freedom to live a normal life.

    March 13, 2012 at 5:11 pm |
  245. Megan

    My opinion why Kony is getting so much media attention is because this is a huge deal with him kidnapping children from thier familys and making them his slaves and soldiers. Plus I think everyone is shocked that this has been going on for so long and nobody has noticed since only a few weeks ago when that video was posted.

    March 13, 2012 at 5:11 pm |
  246. Julia

    I think that this man should STOP taking children from just any where and he should show respect to the children and stop this madness.

    March 13, 2012 at 5:11 pm |
  247. Aimee

    It is because most americans are on the internet every day with that you could take the viral video and up load it to facebok or twitter and soon enough people will be dsharing all across america.

    March 13, 2012 at 5:13 pm |
  248. Dheeksha

    Social meda is a powerful thing. Rumors spread from one person to the next person, until everyone knows. The terrible story of Joseph Kony was spread by the power of social media and words. A person may have posted up InvisibleChildren's video and then someone else posted in and so on. This is why facebook or twitter miight have been very useful in the spreading of this story. Along with that, there are some important people who might see these messages. One of those people, or in this cas news channels, was CNN. Then, the story was on the news and the worl knew what happened. Youtube was also a powerful helper in the spreading of Joseph Kony's story because YouTube is an easily accessible site which some people like to browse through. Also, people like to click on the other videos that appear next to what they were originall watching. Thus, stories, rumors, and other things spread like wildfire. Before you know it, the world will know about it, like with Joseph Kony in Uganda whose story recieved millions of watchers per day.

    March 13, 2012 at 5:14 pm |
  249. Breanna

    I believe that this story is getting so much attention because they have either over exagerated what is really going on in Africa or it really is true and they do need our help. And the story is very touching and sad, it made me and mom cry when we watched it at home when it went viral.

    March 13, 2012 at 5:17 pm |
  250. Andrew

    The reason for the social media outbreak, "going viral" if you will, is due to people who want to feel involved without getting involved. They believe that watching and sharing a video makes them part of the solution, although in all honesty they are not helping much in stopping Kony. Joseph Kony has been "under the radar" since 2006, when Invisible Children first launched their campaign against him. I disagree with the charity, though their perceieved intentions are admirable. The problem with this Kony issue is that people feel as if they are helping, though in reality very few will have the initiative to force change.

    March 13, 2012 at 5:21 pm |
  251. JJ

    I do agree that Kony needs to be captured, but the thing is this stuff happens everyday in our country and none of them make national news. We should worry about our own country before we go and mess with other countries.

    March 13, 2012 at 5:24 pm |
  252. Bobbie

    The reason the Kony video has become so famous is because when one person saw it they knew that they had to spreed the word about this very very wrong doing to help save Kony's victims. It's simply a chain reaction of one loving person to the next. It's also because of blogs like this that millions of people see, so thank you CNN Student News for telling millions of people about this evil man, and how we need to stop him.

    March 13, 2012 at 5:25 pm |
  253. Nathan

    If they post it on a website like YouTube, about maybe half of the people will believe in it.The first time I watched this video I thought it was fake until I saw the news. What does he even do to the children?

    March 13, 2012 at 5:28 pm |
  254. Jessie

    I think it is getting attention, cause Kony is still holding children captive and the war has already ended.

    March 13, 2012 at 5:30 pm |
  255. Carmen

    i think that it will not help him but attract many people around the world.

    March 13, 2012 at 5:43 pm |
  256. Joanna

    I agree to one of them. People shouldn't hold children captive. Thats bad especialy during and after the war!

    March 13, 2012 at 5:45 pm |
  257. Cameron

    I think that The Kony video has spread because Joseph Kony is a horrible person...The video is on Facebook where most people are and then it is on YouTube where millions of people are every day...I think social media could change all of the kids in Uganda by freeing them from worry of being kid napped while they sleep..

    March 13, 2012 at 5:46 pm |
  258. Jay

    Because people like to hear of stories of injustice to act on it And with Facebook and twitter 2 people could spread anything.

    March 13, 2012 at 5:49 pm |
  259. Kristyn

    I think the story is getting so much attention on social media because it is one of the most talked about stories. One person watched it, then told their friends, who then told their friends and so on and so forth. The people who posted it probably knew that word about the video would spread this quickly on the media because of people's tendency to want to watch the videos everyone is talking about. Because everyone tells their friends and so on so forth, this story is getting so much social media attention.

    March 13, 2012 at 5:50 pm |
  260. Aaron

    People might think he is a great leader,but kidnapping children just isn't right.

    March 13, 2012 at 5:51 pm |
  261. Evelyn

    This man does not know what he is doing to kids, especially to girls but more important to boys.I agree to stop him no matter what. But why has not seen what he has done!

    March 13, 2012 at 5:52 pm |
  262. Angela

    I think people spread this Kony 2012 thing because it was easy and they got the satisfaction of "helping", but there's probably a good percentage that doesn't know the whole background on everything going on with Kony and Uganda. There are many people from Uganda that are complaining about the sudden attention on Kony. I think it's awesome that people are giving this cause attention, but I don't like how they go into this campaign without any knowledge on the invisible children organization, what's currently going on in Uganda, and if Kony is (was) the only one taking kids for an army because that's a very common thing that happens in the world. Many times in history there have been child soldiers but why now? Why bring attention to JUST Kony and Uganda? Why not the other countries?

    March 13, 2012 at 5:55 pm |
  263. Cassidy

    The social media is high right now. Everyone want to be on it. There are some good and some bad. The good thing is, is that it will influence people to do good in the world...like spread the news about Kony. But at the same time it can influence people to do bad. But for one topic that everyone is interested about is Kony. Kony 2012 is out to help the children in Uganda from being abducted by the people working for Kony. Kony is a sick and cruel man out to do no good. Joseph Kony has to be stopped from this horrible crime. He is now on the most wanted list in the world. Help support these people who want to help these poor children in Uganda to get away from Joseph Kony!!!

    March 13, 2012 at 5:57 pm |
  264. Roxy

    I think that this story is getting so much attention on social media because people feel that Kony should be stopped and they want this information to spread. Also, social media sites are places where people can share things quickly. We live in a era full of social media and people want to share information all the time.

    March 13, 2012 at 6:11 pm |
  265. Anna

    People like sticking with the crowd. The more people that are involved in something the more people will want to participate because of all the popularity the issues are getting. In this era, everyone wants to join the bandwagon. The internet has many of these types of things online. For example, the uprising in Egypt was all organized on facebook as they decided when and how it would all occur. Social media is a powerful object in our lives today; everyday you usually use the internet at least once. The video posted on YouTube about Joseph Kony got 75 million hits in just a few days. The more views it gets now the more popular it will get and the more views it will get in the future. Social media is so powerful in our world today that we don't even realize it. The Kony 2012 video is only the beginning of the things ahead.
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    March 13, 2012 at 6:14 pm |
  266. Nick

    I believe that this story is getting attention is because its involving children of all ages and that if one sees the video than thousands will see it.

    March 13, 2012 at 6:15 pm |
  267. Katie

    People are viewing this video because everyone's talking about it. The celebrities see it, and everyone says, "oh, if they see it, I have to watch it." People are viewing it electronically because that is how a lot of people today get their news. Not everyone gets newspapers or reads magazines. But most people have a computer with internet. Plus, if a person sees something like this on their little internet homepage, who wouldn't click on it?

    March 13, 2012 at 6:22 pm |
  268. Kellii

    I think Kony's video is getting so much attention to the people around the world because people care! These types of situations should get attention. Many people want to change our world and make it a BETTER PLACE. Getting rid of Joseph Kony will benefit the power of what the people can do to the world!!!

    March 13, 2012 at 6:37 pm |
  269. chris

    My class watched the video and we think people care about this issue because it is obvious that he is a bad person, any one who abducts kids for child solders and sex slaves should be detained before it goes too far.

    March 13, 2012 at 6:39 pm |
  270. Rick

    Joseph Kony getting attention on the web is disturbing to think about because of the awful things he does and people sharing that stuff. people sometimes also share that stuff to try and be "cool" when they might not know about all the stuff that he has done. Now days we live in a society were social media influences a lot and on the internet you can put anything.
    Also people make songs and music videos to try and make it look like he is not bad

    March 13, 2012 at 6:41 pm |
  271. Dana

    Without Facebook,Youtube,Twitter & more social networking sites, we wouldnt know what Kony has been doing!
    #Thankfulforsocialnetworkingsites:)

    March 13, 2012 at 6:43 pm |
  272. Charlie

    This story is getting so much attention in the media because when Kony found out that he was becoming "famous" for his wrong actions he probably wanted to promote the fact that he was kidnapping children even more. This power that the media has not only influences Kony, but it also influences people like you and me to make people aware of this situation and make people search for him.

    March 13, 2012 at 6:46 pm |
  273. Tia

    i think kony is a horrible person and that its amazing that people are taking action, i am one of those people... and it brought me to tears when i had saw the video on youtube and it inspired me to help, which is why i think it got so much attention, i want nothing else but to CATCH KONY!!

    March 13, 2012 at 6:49 pm |
  274. Susan

    I think people are just trying to make people aware by spreading it all through the country and trying to make it come to an end.

    March 13, 2012 at 6:56 pm |
  275. Renay

    This video is getting so much attention on soocial media because Kony is doing something very wrong and he has to get known so that he can get justice.He is killing so many inisent children and is getting away with it! WHY?

    March 13, 2012 at 6:59 pm |
  276. Bridget

    I think the story is getting so much media is because nobody paid attention to the problem until now. You expect something to be all over the news. As people learn more about this, they will want to show the world more about this

    March 13, 2012 at 6:59 pm |
  277. keson

    I think they're getting so much media because of the kidnapping of kids and how there being held captive

    March 13, 2012 at 7:04 pm |
  278. David

    I think social media is a great way to tell the events about Kony. Most kids have some type of social media account. Kids can spread news just as fast as famous people.

    March 13, 2012 at 7:04 pm |
  279. Logan

    Society today faces an internal conflict between laziness and a want to feel as if they have a heart. People want to make themselves feel as if they are doing some good in the world, but don't care enough to stop what they are doing and actually help. So with social media, they are spoon fed information that they can share easily and without interrupting their every day routine.

    March 13, 2012 at 7:04 pm |
  280. ashley

    Because i don't think its right to take children and hold them captive children need to be children.

    March 13, 2012 at 7:06 pm |
  281. Brooke

    I think it is getiing so much attention because it is simply not moral. In the video you hear some sad stories, and people are so shocked because of the differences in our lives and theirs. Personly i feel that this video something we can all learn from, and we should face the truth and try to stop Kony's forces. Because many people agree with me, it has been spread to many people.

    March 13, 2012 at 7:09 pm |
  282. Randi

    I feel so sorry for those people they will be in my prayers. I hope they will be okay.

    March 13, 2012 at 7:13 pm |
  283. ozzie

    ithink it's not nice to hold kids captive but i'm glad they fight anymore

    March 13, 2012 at 7:17 pm |
  284. Mike

    This story is getting so much attention on social media because everyone has seen the video and are all upset about it and feel sympathy. Thinking about a man who takes kids away from his parents and force the kids to kill there parents is horrible. With all the social apps we have today, who wouldn't know about Joseph Kony now?

    March 13, 2012 at 7:17 pm |
  285. ozzie

    it is not nice to hold kids captive they have a life to live to i've seen the video it is sooooooo cool

    March 13, 2012 at 7:18 pm |
  286. Libby

    I think it's getting so much attention because so many people are on social networks these days. When you post something on Facebook and tell your friends to share it too, then it's going to be every where if they tell their friends to share it also.

    March 13, 2012 at 7:19 pm |
  287. Mike

    With all the social apps and technology these days, it is very hard NOT to know who Joseph Kony is. I learned about the thirty minute video on twitter and I watched it. The power of technology is becoming stronger and stronger.

    March 13, 2012 at 7:21 pm |
  288. Andrew

    This video uses a lot of propaganda techniques that makes it almost unbelievable. The cause is good but the video makes it look like too good. Research says most of the money doesn't even go to Africa but to their campaign here in the United States. This is an unreliable source in my opinion and people should research it before becoming involved and giving their money to this organization.

    March 13, 2012 at 7:23 pm |
  289. McKenzie

    I think something like the Kony video allows people to feel like they are doing something to change the world without needing to put in a lot of effort. All you have to do is click the like button or tweet about it, and you feel like you've done something good.

    March 13, 2012 at 7:26 pm |
  290. Tecumseh

    If the government isn't doing anything to try and solve this problem, then Kony should be able to do whatever he wants. He should be able to do what he wants with the children if the Uganda government isn't enforcing its national laws.

    March 13, 2012 at 7:27 pm |
  291. Garrett

    This is a SCAM, because the US discovered oil in Uganda 6 months ago and there are other people saying that he died 5 years ago. Even if he's not dead he was only really bad like 10 years ago and haven't struck in 6 years, so this is just a scam for the US to get more oil.

    March 13, 2012 at 7:27 pm |
  292. Corey

    To me Carl this seems like a passing fad for teenagers and if they are serious to support the cause the cause by being dedicated and sending money or supplies i say it is good. But in schools kids are saying they are supportive and dedicated but if all do is like a status or re-post a picture are they really being supportive? I think the teenagers should stay out of this because this is an adult issue.

    March 13, 2012 at 7:28 pm |
  293. Danny

    Knoy 2012. Okay every one that wants us (America) to intervene think about it, do we really have the funding for another war, also Kony's army of CHILDREN, we are going to war with a bunch of kids if we intervene and fight the LRA. Now think about all the "bad parts" of where you live, gang violence is a big thing here (America). Gang violence takes kids lives here and destroys their futures, with drugs and violence, how many kids have been killed by random gang violence this year? Its become so common it doesn't even make the news anymore. In my opinion we have many of the same problems here on U.S soil and people are too worried about other countries they don't notice things in their own backyards. im not saying what Kony is doing is right Im just pointing out the same problems that are right in our own back yards.

    March 13, 2012 at 7:33 pm |
  294. Audrey

    I think it is good that so many people are now aware of KONY . It is a controversal issue and should be addressed.

    March 13, 2012 at 7:33 pm |
  295. Katlyn

    Joseph Kony should be stopped thanks to this video more people can be aware.

    March 13, 2012 at 7:35 pm |
  296. Tylermarie

    The viral video is going around on social media sites because the teenage generation hasn't given up hope for humanity. We still believe that we can make a difference, and we will. This monster will be stopped. There doesn't need to be a WW3, but he does need to be stopped and punished for his crimes. If these were your children, your children's friends, your family, what would you do? You'd want him stopped, immediately. And that's what we're trying to do. Word travels faster through internet.

    March 13, 2012 at 7:36 pm |
  297. Nina

    I think that many people think that if Kony becomes famous, then the government will do something about it. If we show that we care enough about Kony being stopped, then the government will send troops to find him.

    March 13, 2012 at 7:38 pm |
  298. Tyler

    I think the video became viral because it has caught alot of peoples attention. Social Media websites are just another way of informing people of what they think about something. I, myself shared the video on Facebook and it got alot of people to care about what Joseph Kony is doing to children in Uganda and how we can help.

    March 13, 2012 at 7:38 pm |
  299. Anthony

    I think it gets too much attention because Kony is keeping kids captive still

    March 13, 2012 at 7:42 pm |
  300. Shelby

    i think that this story gets all the attention right now because of facebook and youtube.
    just think we wouldnt even know about Justin Beiber if it wasnt for youtube. facebook and youtube is how
    every one around the world gets their information. thats why this story is so big right now...

    March 13, 2012 at 7:43 pm |
  301. Aria

    I think that people are doing this because the government will do something about it if we care enough. It is almost unbelievable that one person (Kony) could do this to so many kids over so many years that people are trying to stop him before it turns crazy.

    March 13, 2012 at 7:44 pm |
  302. Kaetlynn

    This story is getting so much attention because Kony needs to be captured! Bring him to justice and bring the children home! Let's show Kony who we as Americans want to stop this nonsense!

    March 13, 2012 at 7:46 pm |
  303. Regan

    I think that Kony is getting so much attention because they are kids he has captive and even after the war he still has them. When you see story's on the news about kids getting kidnapped it makes you more aware because there are so many kids in the world that they could be any where. It also makes you feel for the parents of these kids. It's no wonder it is getting so mucha attention.

    March 13, 2012 at 7:48 pm |
  304. Hana

    I think this video is getting so much attention because people can't believe that someone could do such a horrible thing to children.

    March 13, 2012 at 7:50 pm |
  305. Bailey

    it is wrong for Kony to hold the kids hostage like he is doing. it is also wrong for him to make the kids do those things. he can't make them kill those people and get away with it.

    March 13, 2012 at 7:52 pm |
  306. Regan

    The goverment needs to do something this could get as bad as a 911. We need to do something about it. How would you feel if someone special to you was taken and your nation was in the middle of a war and after the war they still weren't returned that is how the parents of those kids being held captive by Kony feel. Action needs to be taken

    March 13, 2012 at 7:53 pm |
  307. Andrew

    He has been doing this for 26 years and now someone wants to do something about! This isn't America's problem its Uganda's so why can't they do something about?

    March 13, 2012 at 7:55 pm |
    • Andrea

      Why cant the people in Uganda help them selfs. because for all we know there already dead

      March 14, 2012 at 7:03 am |
  308. Susi

    The Reason the video is getting so much attention is because , this is not normal & we just won't his face to get around so we can catch him before more kids are held captive , and also because once one person post something on social media people will read it & copy and spread it !

    March 13, 2012 at 7:55 pm |
  309. Kishanna

    I think it is getting so much attention because of first Facebook if you write something people share so a lot of people ends of knowing.I think it is a good thing that people are making it spread and world wide. People need to know what is happening in Africa and get these kids home.

    March 13, 2012 at 7:58 pm |
  310. graycin

    i think that he had no right to hold kids hostage, they need to be home with there brother and sisters( or there mom and/or dad) but i think that kids do not need to see people get killed or kill people. i just don't think that is right !

    March 13, 2012 at 7:58 pm |
  311. Leo

    I think Kony should be stopped. Now! keeping young children captive is serious and should be stopped. Those children's familys are most likely scared, children deserve lives not wars.

    March 13, 2012 at 8:11 pm |
  312. Katherine

    Every person in the world should know Joseph Kony's name! He should have to pay for his actions! What he's doing is awful!

    March 13, 2012 at 8:15 pm |
  313. Peter

    This is because he is taking away children and forcing them to work for him. I believe he does need to be brought to justice.

    March 13, 2012 at 8:20 pm |
  314. Alyssa

    I think that people are trying to make Kony famous because they want to scare him away and stop him. Tons of people are getting abducted and no one is doing anything... untill now when the video became famous. If someone was abducted in the U.S. it would be on the front of the paper. Many people want this to become famous because its not normal and its unfair.
    🙂

    March 13, 2012 at 8:22 pm |
  315. Casey

    After what he did to all of those children, I still do not think that it is a good idea to try to run for president in Uganda. There is no telling what he could do if gets to be the president.

    March 13, 2012 at 8:30 pm |
  316. gerardo

    I saw the kony video and think that the military should do something more than what they are doing now I also think that kony shouldn't kidnap children and make them kill their parents

    March 13, 2012 at 8:32 pm |
  317. Alex

    What many people don't realize is that only 30% of the money raised is only going to africa and the rest has used for advertising, movie making, and the video you watched.

    March 13, 2012 at 8:33 pm |
  318. Steven

    My heart goes out to all those kids that are being forced to do stuff. from what i have heard that boys are becoming soldiers and killing their parents while litte girls are being sex slaves. from my school we are start a petition to help take this seriously. i only hope that other people take it seriously too.

    March 13, 2012 at 8:35 pm |
  319. Anakin

    Joseph Kony is a terrible worldwide abuser of children in Africa who is determined to make his own rebel army. He uses innocent children to do jobs that impact on their country and the continent. Joseph Kony is becoming the number one person on the news because people are realizing that his horrendous actions may impact us all if his campaign is not stopped. I believe that his group of children could grow up to be an international terrorist orginization that could eventually haunt us all in the long run.

    March 13, 2012 at 8:36 pm |
  320. Aidan

    I think the reason this is getting so much attention is the way the video designer made you really feel for these kids. It was also put out on all the major networks like face book and twitter. Everybody needs to be aware of it and it needs to stop.

    March 13, 2012 at 8:38 pm |
  321. Enya

    I think that because he is doing such a bad thing, people see it and want other people to know about it. In the video, it says that if you want to help, tell other people about it to make him "visible" as it had been stated. People see what terrible things have happened and will continue to happen so they want to help. So, they send it to other people.

    March 13, 2012 at 8:40 pm |
  322. Natalie

    I believe that Africa does need our help because there are kids out on the streets without a family. Just knowing that Kony is taking these kids off the street and using them for his Army.

    March 13, 2012 at 8:43 pm |
  323. Mary Janice

    I believe the video is a hit because shows kidnapped children, but it's makes it look okay.

    March 13, 2012 at 8:50 pm |
  324. Clarissa

    Joseph Kony is a horrifying man. I believe that not just him, but his whole "gang" should be taken in and tried by the United Nations for multiple accounts of murder, man slaughter, kidnapping, and abuse. Joseph Kony is getting so much attention because people in other countries have finally spoken out about it to the public.

    March 13, 2012 at 8:50 pm |
  325. Gwyneth

    I think that this is a big deal. Everyone should know about this. Kids out there are dying or in slavery. These kids are our age. There needs to be a stop in this! –
    Kony 2012

    March 13, 2012 at 8:57 pm |
  326. Tamara

    The video is informing, everyone is spreading the word. I really just hope they catch Kony!

    March 13, 2012 at 8:58 pm |
  327. katelyn

    i think kony is doing bad things and this needs to come to an end.You shouldnt be able to get away with abusing children.and if he becomes presidenr then there is no telling what he may do. but i think it is good for people to know about this so they can help us put a stop to this.the children dont need to be treated like this.

    March 13, 2012 at 8:58 pm |
  328. Taylor

    Kony is a really bad man, he thinks what he is doing is right. It's not, he is taking the life away from little kids. The whole Kony 2012 is a big thing now and always will be until Kony is catch. It is getting so much attention because people in the USA and is corcerned about them instead of our problems. The more we help the country the more money we lose. We are paying to send those 100 troopers over their, but as God says, "Any man-kind is as important as another." God each of us different and I think they need the attention to help that poor country...

    March 13, 2012 at 9:05 pm |
  329. Anonymous

    I THINK THAT THIS STORY IS GETTING SO MUCH ATTENTION BECAUSE IT IS CRUEL AND UNNECESSARY. i JUST DONT GET THE POINT

    March 13, 2012 at 9:08 pm |
    • Skylar

      I think thats a point I mean WHO in their right mind would do that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      March 13, 2012 at 9:53 pm |
  330. Ashley

    I think that Kony is getting so much attention because if we want to stop him, people have to know about him. I have seen the video and it asks that you let people know about Kony so that we can stop him once and for all.

    March 13, 2012 at 9:10 pm |
  331. Alvin

    The viral video is getting so much attention because the people who have seen it (including famous people) re spreading it sround the world by action packs, that have braclets that say "Kony 2012"

    March 13, 2012 at 9:12 pm |
  332. Joey

    I think that it is good that the video is getting so much attention because that attention will help the government realize that the people do care so they will help arrest Joseph Kony.

    March 13, 2012 at 9:26 pm |
  333. calysta

    i think that it's not right what Kony is doing and it's grabbing everybody attention cause there are still missing kids out there

    March 13, 2012 at 9:28 pm |
  334. Sierra

    I think that social media and the internet has been getting a larger amount of teens/people per day. So Koney websites are getting more popular as more people hear about it through social media. Koney is bad so it is great that more people are hearing about it.

    March 13, 2012 at 9:30 pm |
  335. Kensey

    What Kony is doing is wrong. The kids he is kidnapping are our age and are being forced to do aweful things against their will. We as human beings can't allow this to happen. ALL CHILDREN SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO BE SAFE! Stop Kony 2012!

    March 13, 2012 at 9:31 pm |
  336. Estevan

    i think it was getting so much attention because the children are still with kony and the LRA and the video encouraged others to help stop Kony and to help those kids in the LRA

    March 13, 2012 at 9:33 pm |
  337. Tucker

    i think he is getting so much attention cause he kidnapping kids for little army called LRA and he won't let some kids go because i think he's holding them hostage.

    March 13, 2012 at 9:35 pm |
  338. Tucker

    lets just go over there and arrest kony or at least STOP Kony now

    March 13, 2012 at 9:36 pm |
  339. Ashley

    The stuff Kony is doing to those children is unimanigable. Kony is a terrible person and deserves to rot in prison!!

    March 13, 2012 at 9:36 pm |
  340. Dashiell

    If we ignore what Kony has done and Kony is not brought to justice, more children are going to be captive, and that is not the life they deserve.

    March 13, 2012 at 9:36 pm |
  341. Richie

    Because f don't stop Kony by the end of 2012, who knows what he can do next. Maybe he will kidnap more kids and use them for his army

    March 13, 2012 at 9:39 pm |
  342. Isaac

    I don't understnd why this is so popular now. It's been going on forever now. It is a reality check! This isn't just happening in Uganda. It's going on all over the world, but this one happens to be "extra" special.

    March 13, 2012 at 9:39 pm |
  343. Lizzie

    It's getting so much attention because it's not everyday that you hear about a man abducting children and killing them if they escape. And since it's been going on for years and nobody has even acknowledged this, people want to know why.

    March 13, 2012 at 9:44 pm |
  344. Jackie

    What Kony is doing is COMPLETELY wrong! The kids he has kidnapped and the kids he WILL kidnap are large numbers and if we don't do something about it NOW then it will never stop, will it.......

    March 13, 2012 at 9:44 pm |
  345. Awesome

    Kony is the most horrifying man ever. I would expect him to be in prison by now. Abusing children is wrong and is not acceptable. Kids shoud have safety and be prevented from harm. Anyway, for me, getting attention from citizens would be the obvious choice, although, that could have it's issues too. Suppose Kony knows that we are doing this. Maybe we should keep it secret. You never know.

    P.S. Carl, you rock! Your puns do as well! Please keep them fresh!

    March 13, 2012 at 9:46 pm |
  346. Dylan

    What Kony has done (and may still be doing) is wrong, and really should be stopped.

    But, there are some flaws with the Kony 2012 video. Invisible Children is notorious for false information and exaggeration, making things seem more urgent than they really are. This video is no exception. In their video, they showed the top 10 most wanted for the ICC, saying that Kony was number 1. In truth, he's number 6.

    And, the war in Northern Uganda is over. Has been for a while, and Kony has been out of Uganda for 6 years. I don't see why the Invisible Children Foundation needs donations for it, the situation is already being fixed. Instead of getting involved in ANOTHER war we can't afford, we should just step back and if the situation heats up again, then we go in with a full force and put down the LRA for good.

    March 13, 2012 at 9:46 pm |
  347. Katelynn

    Kony is getting so much social media because its like if we were to be taken away and forced to do bad things the United States would do something about it. Since it is happening in a different country they don't have the forces to stop Kony. They are trying to get as much attention to the public so that we can send U.S. forces in and stop this terrible man from ending lives of many people.

    March 13, 2012 at 9:51 pm |
  348. Skylar

    I think we have to embrace stranger danger in other contries more because if not Kony WILL keep taking chidren. I think we watch this video more than others because it's child obduction.

    March 13, 2012 at 9:51 pm |
  349. Joy

    I think that what he is doing is extreamly bad!!! People should spread the word so the WHOLE world can see what hes doing to people our age!!! STOP KONY 2012!!! He is a HORRABLE person!!! imagine if it waz YOU!!!
    STOP KONY STOP KONY!!! STOP KONY 2012!!!

    March 13, 2012 at 9:58 pm |
  350. Macee

    In the video of KONY 2012 it says we have to make him famous in order to stop him. Him getting attention is getting more people involved and helping to find Joseph Kony and to help the missing kids.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:09 pm |
  351. Heidi

    I think that this issue is getting so much attention. because most people on social media do not expect terrible behavior like the behavior presented by Joseph Kony. His behavior is scandalous and it is just terrifying that this can really be happening! I mean how wrong can you get: Girl sex slaves and armies of brainwashed kids! I feel like I'm living a science fiction story!

    March 13, 2012 at 10:17 pm |
  352. Drew

    I watched this video last week when i saw a tweet about it. I thought it was a very good video and the reason why it is getting so much attention is that a lot of people are showing their friends and since it is not your average video everyone wants to see it. What Kony has done is wrong and the natural way to respond to this is help. When you see this on the news you don't know how to help but with this video they tell you how you can help so people are naturally interested.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:18 pm |
  353. Lopez

    I think the reason why the story is so famous on social media is because many people spend their life on these social media sites like facebook. This is the main way of communication in the US.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:21 pm |
  354. Delaney

    As far as what we should do about it, we need to be doing more than just talking about it. We can thank thesocial media for presenting us with a mission. What we now choose to do with it is up to us.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:27 pm |
  355. Jenna

    Kony is someone who needs to be know. Thank you for telling CNN staff and watchers about Kony. Now on to why he is so known. You know how they say every reaction starts a chain reaction, well that is what happened here. One person put this video all about Kony on the internet and one person saw then and told other people about. And it went on and on and on, until someonee important saw it. The person who made the video showed it to higher up in the country this video, at first they rejected it. Then after Invisible Children got a lot of fans they went back to high up people and then they reacted. And now people know Kony. And that is how Kony is now known.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:33 pm |
    • Jenna

      higher up people in the country

      March 13, 2012 at 10:34 pm |
  356. zack

    I think its getting alot of attention because when there is kidnapping children involved people are going to notice and are going to want to step in.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:34 pm |
  357. Mary Lou

    Joseph kony doesn't know what he is doing. What he is doing is wrong. A child should not be worrying if they are going to be killed or abducted. Each child should live their life with happiness. The video should inspire all who see it and do something about it until it ends.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:35 pm |
  358. Constantiene

    Because people care about children and when they are getting kidnapped and forced into a military group people will get sympathetic for them and share it with their friends. They are going to want to step in and try to help stop the wrong that is happening.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:38 pm |
  359. Brett

    I think this is getting so much attention because it is wrong and people want to get the word out so we can make a chang.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:40 pm |
  360. April

    I dont think its right that he kidnapps kids. He has know right doing that and we should STOP HIM!!

    March 13, 2012 at 10:40 pm |
  361. Griffin

    There are several reasons for the Kony video getting so much attention most noticeably the bandwagon effect where someone post something simply because everyone else does. And though I'm all for stopping Kony people need to investigate more into the story and invisible children, a shady orginization who only donates a small percentage to the children.They also donte to the Ugandan military which is almost as bad if not worse than Kony.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:42 pm |
  362. Kayla

    Kony shouldnt be doing what he's doing! it's sickening and cruel and completely against humanity!!! Kony should be ashamed about what he has done. one day Justice will find him and ill run down the streets singing Miley Cyrus song " Party in the USA" celebrating the death of this terrible human being!! and with the media...i think that it's a big deal because it's not only affecting normal citizens like us, but the whole world whether your famous or not! everyone deserves to know what is going on cuz evenatully it will end up affecting them

    March 13, 2012 at 10:43 pm |
  363. Serenity

    The reason Kony is gettng so much media attention threw facebook is beacause people are connecting sharing everything. People share that what he's doing to so incredibly wrong we care for the over 80 thousand children kidnaped by Joseph. No children should live in fear nor the lifestyle Kony is giving them. Everyone desirves chance at happiness. Thats what Director Jason Russell of KONY 2012 thought and said to one of Kony's victim he said "I'm going to do whatever i can to stop him." and this ends now 2012! Everyone please donate.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:44 pm |
  364. bridger

    kony should be stopped as soon as possible. being a kid myself i can hardly imagine living my life the way those kids are living. everyone should try to do there part to stop KONY.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:46 pm |
  365. Julia

    There are two basic reasons why Kony 2012 has gone viral: 1. People anywhere, want to help. They want to be able to say "I have made a difference in the lives of many," and feel good about it. This happens especially when children, violence, and war is involved. 2. The internet, as said in Kony 2012, is much larger than anything other source of news. If you can get something online, and it goes viral, you can get famous. And that's exactly what they want us to do; make Kony famous, so the government can stop him for good.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:48 pm |
  366. Silvanna

    He is getting recognized because people realize that what he is doing is bad and everyone wants to tell other people about what he is doing. I think that he should be recognized as the worst criminal. He is abducting children and using them for his own bad purposes. How would you feel if your son or daughter was abducted. So we should stop Kony from abducting more kids.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:53 pm |
  367. Izzie

    I think the reason why Kony is getting a lot of attention on social media is because many people are now tightly connected with phones, computers and other technology. So, since a large portion is using electronics today, then Kony and the viral video will be widely spread throughout the world.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:59 pm |
  368. JayLee

    I think Kony needs to be stopped. He's caught over 30,000 kids!!! And if he isn't caught soon 30,000 will turn into 100,000 and more. I've been spreading the word as much as I can but we need more help. Hopefully we can find him as soon as possible.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:00 pm |
  369. Dana

    I personally think Kony should have been stopped a long time ago. I am happy that the word it getting spread around. I am also proud to be a part of this generation were people are saying what they want done instead of sitting and waiting for something to happen. I am glad I will be joining people around America and putting posters up in the early morning hours in my own town.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:02 pm |
  370. Kate

    Joseph Kony's actions are extremely wrong and he must be brought to justice, and forced to face the consequences. The reason social media is obsessed by Kony is that the youth of our country feel as if it was brought upon us to end his rebellion. If he was just simply rebelling with fellow supporters, then it wouldn't be as heinous; however, Kony is completely forcing children our own age to fight in a cause they may or may not believe in. It must be brought to attention by EVERYONE that Kony must be stopped and the only way this can happen is if the government understands that we know and they know it's wrong.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:09 pm |
  371. John

    I think Kony got so popular because a lot of people shared the link on all of the social networks. I also think that his name got out there because people are sending donations to the non prophet organization Invisible Children.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:11 pm |
  372. Tri-Minh

    It taught us why he was trying to establish a "modern slavery." He was looking for revenge but in the wrong place at the wrong time. He cannot sentence in death sentence. Remember, that UN human rights says that we must have a fair trial for suspect even for the huge one like him. I think Uganda should do somehting about it. Not only we give messages around the world to rescue those children but also protect them from harm. They have rights to live whatever they want.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:12 pm |
  373. Emily

    After watching the video, you can't not do anything. Kony needs to be stopped one way or another and if this is the way to do it then so be it. Those kids obviously need our help. We cannot avoid them like we did for the longest time.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:13 pm |
  374. Tri-Minh

    So why should be let [these children] suffer harder than we do? We should take actions for saving these kids from wrong hands like Kony. We need to start the charity. We need to have a debate about him until he is dead.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:15 pm |
  375. Miguell

    Kony's actions are unacceptable. These kids should be let free and we should bring Kony to justice for his actions. Everyone in this world deserves freedom. But if people use their freedom to do bad things, they should lose the privilege to be free. No matter what race, relegion, or gender.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:19 pm |
  376. Savannah

    Thanks to this video we can see that we are not alone and there are major problems outside of our country that should be brought to our attention. Its sad to see what Kony has done, now lets get together and stop it!

    March 13, 2012 at 11:20 pm |
  377. Mihailo

    I think that Kony is becoming very infamous across America because there are children involved, in Africa there are so many other problems also, and America has the power to find him and stop him.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:47 pm |
  378. Ashley

    I feel that the advertisement was enticing and it captured people's attention. However, it makes me mad how one organization can just really open people's mind to a worldly issue that has been on going for nearly decades. I am not mad people are being informed but towards the fact that this makes it seem that this is only happening in Uganda and it is soon to end, when it happens throughout Africa still to this day.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:50 pm |
  379. Spider

    I think i just want to come over to africa and find the children that he is brainwashing and show them a picture of their parents and will stop Kony and his evil ways that what he is doing

    March 14, 2012 at 12:16 am |
  380. Patty

    I think that he should be sent to jail for several years . And to the children to give them special attention and give them food,clothes,shelter

    March 14, 2012 at 12:38 am |
  381. Patty

    if he tries to be a famous DON'T GIVE HIM A CHANCE

    March 14, 2012 at 12:40 am |
  382. Patty

    No one can take a other humans live, he should go to jail for a long long time.HUMAN RIGHTS ! ! ! ! !

    March 14, 2012 at 12:46 am |
  383. Alayna

    I'll tell you why this "KONY" campaign has been so successful. The director/producer did such a great job creating that emotional, human appeal that so many people like to see. They did such a wonderful job walking viewers through a step by step process of the problem at hand, how it came about and how it affects us all as well. In recent times, there have been some pretty revolutionary movements driven by social media. So, to target social media with this movement was just appropriate. Reminding the world that they all have a voice and can make a difference in some area that they, at one time, would never have been able to do, really is proving successful.

    March 14, 2012 at 12:59 am |
  384. cole

    if we do something now it wont be a large trouble later

    March 14, 2012 at 7:07 am |
  385. Ronnie

    I believe it is good because what Kony is doing is extremely wrong. No child should live in fear!!!!!!!

    March 14, 2012 at 7:19 am |
  386. April

    We all know what Kony is doing is wrong but now the question is if Kony is dead or alive. Hes been missing for about 5 or 6 years and that's the question we need to find the answer to.

    March 14, 2012 at 7:26 am |
  387. Kourtney

    I first heard about this at school in the invesable children.Yes people want to help but kony, when he is captured invesable children are going to bring him to justice thats it. I watched a video at school about invesable children and the kids are evan scared to sleep at home. The video is great when you have time please go and whatch it. Invesable Children is a serious matter and everyone feels bad but we are on the other side of the world then them but we are doing greate things.

    March 14, 2012 at 7:49 am |
  388. Branson

    I do not see how he is famous. I do not know how or why he is all over the internet, he is a mean child abuser. In my opinion he should be arrested, and his group.

    March 14, 2012 at 8:27 am |
  389. Bailey

    I think that media, especially the internet, is growing with more and more teens/people each day. Kony websites are getting more popular, so more people hear about him & this project through the media. What Kony is doing is wrong, so it's great that more people are hearing & learning about it.

    March 14, 2012 at 9:15 am |
  390. Sarah

    All of my friends have seen the video, and there has been a lot of talk about it lately. The way that a video like this can spread so quickly amazes me. This is a terrible man, and we need to be aware of it. People on every social media website have been posting about it. It has had an impact on so many people.

    March 14, 2012 at 9:22 am |
  391. Caitlin

    Facebook and Youtube get people to notice it. In the video, it says "Make Kony Famous!" And you know, for once, we are all listening. It is a terrible thing that is happening, but it is bringing everyone together. Everyone I know, from friends to family, have seen this video. Everyone in my school is speaking of it! I've bought the bracelets, and my sister has too. Kony needs

    March 14, 2012 at 9:23 am |
  392. Sophie&Tilly

    Because of Facebook and different sites where a lot of people go. We didn't know about his until we saw a video of him on Facebook. It is a good thing that they have this video and movies to make people listen and watch what is going on .

    March 14, 2012 at 9:29 am |
  393. Daniel

    Kony is violating human rights laws. Media is so into this because, again, it involved children and human right violations.

    March 14, 2012 at 9:39 am |
  394. Ashley

    I think people are watching it because people want to know what kony is doing. Its terrible what hes doing and he needs to be brought to justice. He is kidnapping children and making them kill their parents so they have knowone to run home to. Its just awful!!!

    March 14, 2012 at 9:48 am |
  395. Chaya

    I don't think it is fair. Those children are being abucted and are doing things aganist their will. I feel that Kony is not thinking. He is acting on a selfish cause. If he had feelings he would not be doing this. Children should be loved and kidnapped. STOP KONY BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!!

    March 14, 2012 at 9:54 am |
  396. August

    We should put a end to all the things that Knoy is doing to hurt those kids. We should think about how there families feel. Kony should be stop before the kids are forced to do things hey dont want to do. KONY SHOULD BE STOPED! ASAP!!!!!

    March 14, 2012 at 9:59 am |
  397. Chaya

    I don't think it is fair. Those children are abucuted and are doing things agaisnt their will. I feel thata Kony is not thinking. He is acting on a selfish cause. If he had would not be doing this. Children should be loved and not kidnapped. STOP KONY BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!!!!!!!!

    March 14, 2012 at 10:01 am |
  398. August

    Kony should be put to a stop. All over the world this is happening and it hurts a lot of families. Every one who is making a habit of kid napping children should be put behind bars. We should have their back and keep them some place safe so they can be sure that we are on there side and that they can trust us. Kony should and will be put to a stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 14, 2012 at 10:08 am |
  399. Mike

    If you postin bout kony i feel bad for you son, he snatched 99 children and this post saved none

    March 14, 2012 at 10:11 am |
  400. Chris

    I think Joseph kony is very bad man and I want to stop him. I hope we are able to find him

    March 14, 2012 at 10:15 am |
  401. Morgan

    I think it's because it's a shock that the goverment had just ignored it until now so the people didnt realize that this was going. Of course we didn't know but something has to be done

    March 14, 2012 at 10:15 am |
  402. Haley

    To tell the truth thereasonitsgoneviralisbecause people care. People care what we do to stop this joseph kony person they care wether or not the milatry gets involved. They care because they were oce a young child like that and think you wouldn't want your child to bescared every night worried they might get abducted.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:16 am |
  403. Kaleb

    Kony is getting so much attention because kidnapping kids is not acceptable. If we don't stop this all of the people in Uganda will be killed by Kony just to prove his power, and I'm afraid that once he's done with Uganda he will come after us next.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:17 am |
  404. Mitchel

    I think the reason it got around so fast on the Internet. Is because they knew that millions would see it and care. They are in a dangerous position and the makers of the video care so they did what they had to.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:18 am |
  405. Bre

    I think that he should be getting a lot of attention because that way everybody knows who he is and what he does. I also think that if we help to stop him we are not only helping the children we are helping all the families that Kony has taken the children from. I also think that putting it on Facebook and Twitter shows people that things you put online everyone can see what you posted or said.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:19 am |
  406. Emma

    I think that social media played a big role in spreading the Kony story. We live in the age of iPads and Facebook and it seems fitting that social media was the reason that this became popular. I think that this shows that things can spread through the internet quickly, and that this should be a lesson to all the kids put there with Facebook's and Twitter's, that what you put on the internet is put there for millions to see. Even if it's just a small story, unlike this one, it can be youtube's most popular video, or trending on Twitter.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:20 am |
  407. Tyler

    The children that Kony is kidnapping should be helped, and Kony should have a life imprisonment. What he is doing is very wrong, and everyone should try to help however they can. Nobody should have to go through what those children are going through.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:20 am |
  408. Cassie

    I think it is wrong what kony is doing and should be stopped right away I can't belive that he to those kids against there own will.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:20 am |
  409. Karlee

    Im so glad that CNN showed this. The world should know about Kony and we need to take more action in helping these innocent African children that are endangered,at this very second. If You haven't already seen the documentary
    Then you should look up Joseph Kony 2012, it left me speechless, and made me feel guilty about not knowing about Kony. I feel that everyone should know about this awful, awful man and together well be able to make a
    difference in the lives of the afrIcan children in Uganda.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:21 am |
  410. Avrie

    I feel the video is now getting attention because of the type of technology we have today. People may say if has been going on for twenty six years how come I just heard about it now? Well, everyone didn't go on Facebook and twitter back then like they do today. Our growth with communication is a big part of it, but it's also has to do with the fact that many people care about what's going on in the world so they feel they should do something.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:21 am |
  411. Quinten

    I think that this viral video was a good thing because when you use social media to get the word out about something it gets spread a a lot faster. There thousands of people on social media websites every hour, so of course they would take advantage of that opportunity to get the word out to the public. Kony needs to be stopped and if we can do something about than why should'nt we.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:21 am |
  412. Cheyenne

    The reason this video is getting so much attention is because before nobody knew about what was happening. With this situationngoing on for 26 years everybody is shocked that anybody would let this happen in the first place let alone the whole 26 years!

    March 14, 2012 at 10:21 am |
  413. timmy

    I think it is because every body is always on facebook and not everybody is not on cnn student news

    March 14, 2012 at 10:23 am |
  414. Rose

    I think that this story is getting so much attention because kids now days use use social sites more than anything else. Seeing those kids suffer so much, and nobody there helping them like we would here in America sets a lot of people off, and the first reaction is, "I need to do something about this". We have grown up with a certain idea of how the world works, and this story goes against that. The kids of today are ready to show that they have a place in this world, and that they are ready to take the challenge.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:23 am |
  415. Noel

    Well, this is a huge story that so many people don't know about, so making a video to show people that this is happening is the only way to get the word out. In my opinion, this video that's gone viral is working. I didn't know about Joseph Kony until I watched the video. And the video says to spread the word and that's what the social media is doing. This video is all over YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook; this is what is getting Kony known.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:23 am |
  416. Austin

    Kony must be stopped I know that the government does not anything to do with Uganda because there's nothing they will get in return from placing troops in Uganda. I think we should have Kony suffer not killed.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:26 am |
  417. Andrew

    Because almost every one is on facebook and probably they herd it from their friends so now they like it so much!

    March 14, 2012 at 10:27 am |
  418. Logan

    It's because on face book when one person replys everbody starts to reply.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:28 am |
  419. Anonymous

    if the kids my age let them do what they wont not by forc

    March 14, 2012 at 10:29 am |
  420. Isabella

    There are many people that have a facebook, so once someone puts a a video like that on there, then it is likely for it to be noticed, and people will watch it. There are also people that do not have a facebook, so some people may not have cared about it until now. I think someone needs to stop Kony, because he can not keep taking kids like this.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:30 am |
  421. Liam

    I think its just because to many people spend to much time on Facebook and don't have a life. They will be on Facebook 24/7 365 and don't look to our real world they just sit in front of there computer or phone and when its on Facebook they are there to just sit there and reply like and dislike.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:31 am |
  422. Blake

    On facebook people will make a reaction because they watched the video. People are always posting about it.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:31 am |
  423. Mallory

    I think the story is so big now because to me it seems like every one has a Facebook and there are many people that don't watch the news. I think people should watch the news just in case there is something like what Kony is doing.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:31 am |
  424. Madison

    People these days maybe don't watch the news. People go on face book all the time and people trust it.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:32 am |
  425. Liam

    Andrew is correct that is terrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE IS STEALING KIDS

    March 14, 2012 at 10:33 am |
  426. Alyssa

    I think the reason why the video has "taken off" on the internet is because more kids and quite a few adults go on the internet to look at things on their Facebook or on Youtube. Rather than TV or the newspaper. So there is a bigger chance that they will see it when it's on the internet.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:34 am |
  427. Nathan

    Its weird because Abc and all the others news show. But Facebook has about billion browsing over it so somebody had to watch it and spread the word. Same with twitter. Twitter gets about the same amount of people. The Kony Campaign is a really good idea. But Osama Bin Laden did something bad and President Obama did something about that. Then why wont President Obama do something about this.I think it would be right if the president sent the Navy Seals to take down the Kony campaign. It would be great for the families that lost their children. So please do something about it.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:35 am |
  428. Tori

    The answer is very easy.Facebook. Post it on facebook and everybody will know about it in an hour. P.S i think Kony is totally insane. He kidnaps kids to serve in his army. How sick can you ge?Stop Kony 2012!

    March 14, 2012 at 10:40 am |
  429. Jakob

    The reason I think this video is getting so much attention is because the video was put together very well and when one person watches it they tell their friends about it and then it spreads.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:40 am |
  430. Bret

    I think that the video got so famous because so many people were ignorant that Joseph Kony even existed. So once everyone knew he existed everone wanted to help. All the video made me thinks was "If I were old enough to join the army I would certainly do all I could to stop convince my leader to help."

    March 14, 2012 at 10:49 am |
  431. Savannah

    It has so much attention in the social media because there are alot of people involved with social media and they saw it and felt like they need to make a stand, and I also think that that story got alot of attention because more young people are involved with social media and the younger people can kinda feel/ think how they children feel and think in Uganda and other African countries. STOP KONY 2012!!!! 😀

    March 14, 2012 at 10:50 am |
  432. Micah

    I think he got soooooooo much attention on social media (facebook, twitter, myspace, etc) because so many people are on those websites at one time and some of those people basically live on youtube and so they were probably going to see KONY 2012 andthen they share it. And then more people will see it and more and more...... etc.. And most of those people will probably support making kony infamous and capturing him.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:50 am |
  433. Melinda

    Well obviously Kony is a pretty bad dude. So of course the video is going to spread fast! But also the producer did an amazing job on that video and made it really touching. So people are going to connect to that and want other people to connect to it too! KONY 2012!!! 😉

    March 14, 2012 at 10:51 am |
  434. R.J.

    I think the video is geting so much attention because Jason Russell did such a good job from making it understandible to the video.The younger people that watched the video would like the music wich made it very moving.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:59 am |
  435. R.J.

    I think that the video is geting so much attention because Jason Russell did such a good job from making it understandible to the video.The younger people that watched the video would like the music wich made it very moving.

    March 14, 2012 at 11:01 am |
  436. Emily

    I think that this is getting a lot of attention right now, because this is a topic that no one should ignor. I believe that everyone should be learning about this, being that there is children out there in the world that may need our love and support.

    March 14, 2012 at 11:03 am |
  437. Angela

    The thing Kony is doing in Uganda is terrible. Everyone needs to know what's going on and realize that we need to work together to stop him. Kony is a terrible man and something needs to be done to save the children!

    March 14, 2012 at 11:07 am |
  438. Dylan

    Someone should stop kony. Kony has become more known to people because of the internet. I think everyone should care about what is going on over there because kids shouldn't go through that.

    March 14, 2012 at 11:07 am |
  439. Gabriel

    Our class watched the video and it made me want to help. I think and hope that it is like that for other people. I think that the video is very famous because everyone knows that what Joseph Kony is doing is sick and wrong. I hope the video continues to grow more and more popular so more people commit to helping spread the word.

    March 14, 2012 at 11:09 am |
    • Gabriel

      I'd like to add that this problem wouldnt't be so large if we had started spreading the news15 years ago.

      March 14, 2012 at 11:24 am |
  440. Brandon

    I think that the Kony video is getting so much attention because people who didn't know anything about it are just now finding out about it and they want to do the right thing. I didn't know anything about it until one day in class we watched the video in class.

    March 14, 2012 at 11:10 am |
  441. Alexis

    I think it is important to get the word out. Once he finds out, he may stop taking all those kids and give up, but we won't give up until he is caught, and when we catch him the kids can go back to a normal life.

    March 14, 2012 at 11:11 am |
  442. Sierra

    I think that this important for social media gets the word out. This is not just a problem for the Ugondin people, it is for all people know about it. Uganda can not do this by themselves they need our help and support to help stop Kony. If we do not stop and help or pay attention we will never catch Kony. We need every ones support and help because they need our help to stop this nonsense.

    March 14, 2012 at 11:11 am |
  443. Helen

    I think Kony is getting a lot of attention because this is a man that is doing this crime for no appropriate reason. He is taking the lives of young children that have no way of protecting themselves from him. People are making Kony famous so we can hopefully have him brought to justice for these hateful crimes he is wrongly committing.

    March 14, 2012 at 11:12 am |
  444. Dillon

    My thought on this are that the reason why it exploded so quickly is because no one knew who he was until very recently, without Facebook YouTube and twitter we wouldnt know who he is or was. He should be stopped, arrested and put on trial for all the hideous crimes he has committed! He has killed hundreds and emdangrered the lives of many children and adults for no specific reason. He has to be arrested and put on trial!

    March 14, 2012 at 11:12 am |
  445. Olivia

    I honestly think that the reason this topic is getting so much attention is because so many children, teens and adults want to stop Kony from the things that he is doing. I also think it's because so many people want to inform others that the can't tell face to face, so they would share the video or tell them about this cause. The people that organized this organization started to spread this information because they knew that there was someone out there that cared and that would spread this information like what is happening now. Most people probably felt bad for the children and their parents for what they are going through and those with a heart wanted to tell others to stop this.

    March 14, 2012 at 11:12 am |
  446. Stephanie

    The Kony 2012 video is getting a lot of attention because it has been on many social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Lots of people care about things like these and want to help stop it. When one person sees all the horrible things he does, they'll share it to show others. Because so many people are online, the word spreads fast which has made him known for his actions.

    March 14, 2012 at 11:12 am |
  447. CB

    I believe that everyone should tell as many people as posible so we know that everyone will find out about kony and then he will be brought to justice and all of the kids In Uganda will have the relief of going to sleep without having to worry about kony and his rebels.

    March 14, 2012 at 11:13 am |
  448. Mackenzie

    They made Kony viral because then most people would see it depending on if your on Twitter, FaceBook, or YouTube. Their point is to try to make Joseph Kony famous to show that we care about what is happening in Uganda, Africa or else the US army will take away their forces.

    March 14, 2012 at 11:23 am |
  449. Nick

    No doubt people pay more attention to him now because there's hardly anyone who doesn't visit the web. Nowadays, everything comes from the internet, and people who go on the web don't pay as much attention to the things that are going on out there that aren't being talked about on the internet.

    March 14, 2012 at 11:58 am |
  450. darius

    i think that kony should be stopped because kids do not need to be in danger

    March 14, 2012 at 12:39 pm |
  451. elijah (;

    i think he is a bad man

    March 14, 2012 at 12:39 pm |
  452. olivia

    if we know this person is out here and he is very bad then why are we cheering this guy on by making bracelets and flags and t-shirts for him?this needs to stop and being aware doesn't mean wearing his t-shirts!

    March 14, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
  453. darius

    kony shouldn't be beating little kids and kidnap them

    March 14, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
  454. Martin

    I think that kony is a bad person stealing kids that are not his becuse he wanted thats the most evil thing that someone can do no 7 year old doesn't need to fight for him he should just we should fight for thier will they need an family and parnets kony 2012

    March 14, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
  455. Daniel

    He should not keep kidnapping kids and forcing them to fight.Kony is wrong.

    March 14, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
  456. Dillon

    I don't understand why Kony is basically famous to us he is doing something wrong.We are rewarding him with wrist bands and other things that people are selling.It is not good that people are going to remember this as a wrist band or headband.You people that think it's okay or funny you have sick minds it is a crime and he should be dead!

    March 14, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
  457. kaele

    i wont him died.

    March 14, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
  458. Serge

    Kony is so bad I think that more people should hear about what he is doing is wrong. That's why we should do anything to help these kids.

    March 14, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
  459. Nathan

    I think that they should get more people to find KONY.

    March 14, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
  460. MARQUISE

    I think its wrong because he's takes kid away and if we find he will stop but no one knows him so lets make KONY famouse
    2012

    March 14, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
  461. Jose

    kony is evil.

    March 14, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
  462. Griffin

    KONY IS DOING THE WRONG THING! We should do everything we can to stop him. If it was u would want it to stop? I also think we should first get the kids that have been going throw all of this and then capture KONY and all of the L.R.A

    STOP KONY 2012 !

    March 14, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
    • Griffin

      yes

      March 14, 2012 at 12:49 pm |
  463. andrew

    every one is helping finding Kony by giving money i think we could do more we should go fight and make him stop killing parents stop geting girls for sex slaves so thats i all have to say

    March 14, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
  464. Destiny

    I think that we should have some of our solders go and help in Africa!

    March 14, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
  465. katy

    i think they should catch Kony becuse he is kid napping kids and that is bad becuse he want the kid to be in his army. I believe that africa needs our help 2012!!!!!!!

    March 14, 2012 at 12:50 pm |
  466. Destiny

    Help save the children in Africa!!!!!
    from Kony

    March 14, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
  467. Gurpreet

    I am sad because kony kidnapping small children's and forced them to be in there army we stop kony STOP KONY 2012!!!!!!!!

    March 14, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
  468. nakeita

    i think that social media just thinks its fun and cool. But other people might think it very wrong and its crazy that they want to keep a bad thing like that for everyone to see.

    March 14, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
  469. Calista

    I thank that it is wrong that Kony is kidnapping kids. Kony is a bad person for what he has done.Why is he treating these kids like that. Those kids are my age I would be sad and scared if I was one of those kids

    March 14, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
  470. Hailey

    I have to say that even though I just found out about Kony I still know what he's doing is wrong. It's sad to see children kidnapped and leave their family and forced to join the army for the rest of their lives.I feel terrible that those kids are in a place so horrid.If only I could do something to get those kids over here and stop the crisis.

    March 14, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
  471. maria

    He should die because its not right that he's kidnapping kids

    March 14, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
  472. Lauren

    It is just awful what Kony is doing to these kids! They are children for crying out loud! Josesph Kony is a terrible man to be convicted for multiple accounts of abuse, and kidnapping. People in The United States who see my comment, there are kids that need our help and support. They lose their family,they get taken and abused. It is not their fault. They want to grow up, be treated right, be loved, cared and be successful as an adult or parent. NOBODY wants to be abused or kidnapped as a child and be forced to become a soldier. These children are being forced by Joseph to have a weapon in their hands and having it be illegally used. I think it is very popular on social media because they have sympathy for these children and some people that really care would do whatever it takes to get the children out of the source of pain. And if they can't find a way to escape, it WILL AND ALWAYS BE PERSISTANT! It would make the children do something against their will.

    March 14, 2012 at 12:58 pm |
  473. Sabrina

    I think Kony is wrong.They shouldn't be taking kids and killing there parents and forcing them to fight.He is kidnapping kids our age and teaching them how to use guns and teaching them how to fight. Kony is wrong and he needs to be stopped.

    March 14, 2012 at 12:58 pm |
  474. bradley

    i think kony should be taken out as soon as possible just in case it spreads to are country north america

    March 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm |
  475. Angie

    Well I've watched the video and the Invisible Children Organization wants to have any one, any age to be involved and be aware. They've made it so that anybody can help and make changes. The issue is a serious one and it needs to be handled with. Not be ignored and avoided like it has been in the past. This is our last and only chance to reach out and show that we care, and finally capture Kony.

    March 14, 2012 at 1:02 pm |
  476. Leticia

    Honestly, I think this is very cruel of Kony to be kidnapping kids and holding them against their own will. Also why is he doing this to kids? Because the kids in Africa already don't have enough to have a good life ahead of them and this is just making their life worse. Why is the U.S going to another country when they should be helping their own country? We the U.S also need our help. But I still agree "STOP KONY 2012"

    March 14, 2012 at 1:05 pm |
  477. Alex

    It SUCKS!! that the boys have to kill there own parents with guns and other people and i feel bad for the girls and the parents because its sad that there parents have to get killed by own children but look at the bright side at least its not happening to us in the united states!!! 🙂
    .

    March 14, 2012 at 1:06 pm |
  478. Gabe

    I think that Kony is a very bad man who has commited a horrible crime none of us would ever commit only a madman would.I hope and pray he is stopped and the children get home safe and are reunited with family.

    March 14, 2012 at 1:06 pm |
  479. Juliann

    Even though I don't know what this is about, I think it is a horrible idea to keep innocent children captive. They could have a better life in an orphanage than in little rooms filled with boys and girls. They should be rescued or released back to their families. If Kony finds nice homes for them, then I wouldn't have a problem with it. I think people are just watching his video because they want to know if the children will be okay. I also think that they are watching to find out what Kony is doing to them and if they have been hurt or what their living conditions are. 😦

    March 14, 2012 at 1:29 pm |
  480. Cara and Erin

    We think Kony gets so much attention because through social media we have a say in what happens throughout the world. Living in the United States we take forgranted on how good our lives really are. Seeing this video has opened the eyes of many people, everyone should help!
    Love you Carl!!

    March 14, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
  481. Caren

    I think this video is getting a lot of attention because we are so bored with our lives in America. If we would actually get off of our computers or other devices we could go out in the world and fix other peoples problems.

    March 14, 2012 at 2:03 pm |
  482. Cara and Erin

    GO ANDREW!! you rock:)

    March 14, 2012 at 2:04 pm |
  483. Derek

    I agree with you, that guy is crazy, what he does is not good.

    March 14, 2012 at 2:36 pm |
  484. Eric

    Go Andrew!

    March 14, 2012 at 2:59 pm |
  485. lauren

    I think it is a childhood stealing thing Kony is doing. The fact that only the U.S. cares about doing something is astonishing. I hoped to see more groups involved, but that just states America is a truly amazing country.

    March 14, 2012 at 3:13 pm |
  486. LaShae'

    I think that the Invisible Children are getting so much attention because everybody feels for the kids. Everybody feels for the children because people in America are ungrateful and the Invisible Children would be grateful for the life we have.

    March 14, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
  487. laurel

    what Kony is doing is wrong . i think it is getting so much media attention because it is so unbelievably scary and wrong . the kids he takes are being forced to do things no child should ever experience. STOP KONY 2012 !

    March 14, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
  488. Chandler

    Joseph Kony is awful! With this campaign we could put him to a stop. i have been following this campaign for a while. This can and will work. The government will have to get involved, with all the states joining together for 1 campaign!

    March 14, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
  489. Kennedy

    Kony is getting all of the social media attention, but not for a good reason. He's getting negative attention for keeping kids captive. That is just selfish and wrong.

    March 14, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
  490. Cindy

    Kony is getting so much attention on social media becuase he does awful things to poor children. Kony is a bad man and should be stopped. Those children should be safe!

    March 14, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
  491. Coulson

    The Kony story is getting so much attention from social media because of our reliance on social media. A shocking story such as Kony spreads like wildfire. People feel inept and helpless to do anything, so they do what they can, liking and sharing the story to hopefully call someone to action who can do something.

    March 14, 2012 at 3:48 pm |
  492. Santiago

    Kony 2012 was just an excellent video, and its director made it very interesting, so it only takes one group of people to really like it and post it on Facebook for the whole world to see.

    March 14, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
  493. Samuel

    I along with many other people am very tired of hearing about Kony. We are now are hearing about all of the stuff he did like 5-10 years so its pointless to complain about it now. Its not our problem and Uganda needs to solve their own problems. Or call in Seal Team 6

    March 14, 2012 at 3:54 pm |
  494. Daniel

    I think alot of people need to do alot more research about Kony this started 22 years ago and people dont even know if Kony is in Uganda any more

    March 14, 2012 at 3:55 pm |
  495. Austin

    I think the reason Kony is getting so famous, is because he is an evil person, and needs to be brought to justice, and the people of the world are realizing that, so they are helping out with the campaign.

    March 14, 2012 at 4:01 pm |
  496. NIck

    There is two resons I belive.
    1. More people have the abilty to use the internet. Today more and more people have Facebooks, Twitters, etc so people post videos on there and their friends/ followers will pass it on. Then there friends/ followers will pass it on. It will keep on going
    2. Kony has Not been metion in the news for a while. So people probaly forgot.

    March 14, 2012 at 4:20 pm |
  497. josette

    i think that it is a good thing there is that video is out there because there is more people seeing it wich means its spreading around and more people is the better they'll spread it and now people can keep a closer eye (exspecially) on their kids. But people need to stop wasting time sittin on the couch eating patao chips and wating t.v. they could be helping by telling more people about it the sooner he is in jail and locked away the better. just think when he's put away thats more stress to not have to worry about

    March 14, 2012 at 4:25 pm |
  498. Daviontae

    I think it's getting som uch attention because of what he does & his title. I don't know Kony personally, but his title like most others tells a lot of him. It's mildly violent & inappropriate & someone to stand up to him sooner, rather than later.

    March 14, 2012 at 4:55 pm |
  499. Ariana

    I think it's wrong what Joseph Kony is doing, being a child myself. And I think that so many people are watching the video because people keep talking about it on social media sites. I think that some of these people that say that they want to stop Kony 2012... Yes, I agree that Joseph Kony needs to be stopped, we ALL get it! But, some of the things people are saying are nasty and degrading, even in my own social studies classroom! People need to stop saying things and take action! I would, but I'm only 13... it's kind of hard for me to do that... but my point is, for all you adults, TAKE ACTION! Stop saying nasty and degrading things and DO SOMETHING about it! If you don't want another person to do this, then keep all the children you know safe! I just as might be smarter than you for saying this when I'm 13! More advice is that you don't have to keep your own children/family members safe! Make sure every child is safe! Someone should start a club named Kony 2012 or something! Both children AND adults should be allowed to join! They could make sure everyone is okay!

    March 14, 2012 at 5:39 pm |
  500. Hannah

    No, he shouldn't be getting so much fame. He was at his peak in 2006 people should of put more defenses then. Yes he is awful and was kidnapping children but, putting it all over the internet may give people ideas and people might idolize him.

    March 14, 2012 at 5:42 pm |
  501. Carl

    Kong is doing something wrong and he should let the kids go and let the kids go free.Kong should stop kidnapping kids and he should go to jail for he is doing to kids.

    March 14, 2012 at 5:44 pm |
  502. Courtney

    Why would Kony even want to capture children. It is just wrong. Children in this world are already in so much presure and so are their parents. Children all over the world make big differences in the world, and so can the little 5,6,7,8,9, and 10 year olds who have been captured.

    March 14, 2012 at 7:17 pm |
  503. Kylie

    I think this video is getting so much attention because it's crule. People want it to stop. If you are going to take your anger out about the war, by no means should you take it out on other people, let alone children.

    March 14, 2012 at 7:23 pm |
  504. Evelyn

    WELL Kony did this a long time ago but who knows what might happen in the future it might happen again and maybe more kids will Be kidnnaped wIth more leaders so yeah he should be stoped before he does something really big so be stoped now or never!

    March 14, 2012 at 9:56 pm |
  505. Rachel

    I think it is a good thing that we are spreading this across the US. No child deserves to be treated this way. America can help!

    March 14, 2012 at 9:58 pm |
  506. Bugsy

    He needs to be punished i think.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:03 pm |
  507. Pachas

    People who never knew who Kony was where probably shocked about what was happening, and they ended up sending the video to friends and family. People also feel grief about what happened, and try hard to get Kony famous in an attempt to help find him.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:48 pm |
  508. Pachas

    The video captures the hearts of all Americans because of the emotional pull of the disturbing story. The way that humans work naturally, it's easy for someone to pull the heart strings of a country just by simply creating a well put together video.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:50 pm |
  509. bridger

    kony should be harshly punished for his actions, and i think that we will catch him and he will be.

    March 14, 2012 at 11:24 pm |
  510. bridger

    the things that kony has done to children is terrible and the thought that he is running for president in ugonda is scary we need to stop him before he does anymore bad.

    March 14, 2012 at 11:26 pm |
  511. bridger

    i think everyone looks at all the negitve affects of social media and never the good things. i can personally say without it i would not know about kony.

    March 14, 2012 at 11:28 pm |
  512. bridger

    some people say that this happens all the time around the world why should we care so much about this. i think the reason for this is because kony has beening doing this for a while and to so many kids.

    March 14, 2012 at 11:31 pm |
  513. bridger

    not one person would want there kids to go through the stuff those kids are going through we should all try to do something to stop it.

    March 14, 2012 at 11:33 pm |
  514. bridger

    i think the people that are saying stuff like "you did not help if you just said something on facebook" should just think that they are just trying to help in anyway.

    March 14, 2012 at 11:36 pm |
  515. Brianna

    I think that Kony is getting famous now because everyone is NOW being aware and actually paying attention to it. Way before no one really knew of him, but because of all the YouTube videos now he is being put out there. Just waiting to see if anyone will actually do something about the problem.

    March 14, 2012 at 11:58 pm |
  516. Stephen

    Because it's a powerful video, so lots of people watch and show it to someone else

    March 15, 2012 at 6:27 am |
  517. Conway

    Probbaly because EVERYBODY wants him stopped and those kids to be safe and Back at home. Me, I have not seen the video but might watch it to learn more about this criminal.

    March 15, 2012 at 7:30 am |
  518. shadiah

    I believe this story moved this generation because konys taking kids just like us and even younger..what hes doing is not right and it makes me feel very lucky to be in the U.S and the media is how this generation comunicates on a everyday bases

    March 15, 2012 at 7:40 am |
  519. Taylor

    I think it is wrong to force children to kill their parents and be forced to fight in a war

    March 15, 2012 at 8:00 am |
  520. Jacob

    To be honest im glad the Kony is becoming more popoular because more people are becoming aware of him and what he is doing. What he is doing is wrong and should be stopped. I think the countries of Africa should become more aware of him and put an end to him and free the children.

    March 15, 2012 at 8:06 am |
  521. Yanitsha

    I think that its getting so much attention because so many people did not know about this kid army that Kony had until now so I think that they are shocked with what he is doing therefore they want people to know and stop him

    March 15, 2012 at 8:56 am |
  522. Sally

    I'm pretty sure it's all a scam by the government. Call me crazy but yeah..

    March 15, 2012 at 9:05 am |
  523. Laramey:)

    We all know that this is a huge issue all across America, many Americans were never aware of what was happening in other countries. Social Medias have expanded more and more each day; one thing can spread in that matter of minutes. On my Facebook many people reposted the video and each person that posts will introduce it to more and more for other people to become aware of. When there is something dramatic that is posted on a site people are always interested in it, when your friends are posting about KONY 2012 your curiosity gets the best of you and you have to look it up. Besides the fact that Joseph Kony is bad person, doing horrible actions, I think that because so many people are posting about many people look it up and that is why it is getting so much attention

    March 15, 2012 at 9:19 am |
  524. Brandon

    Kony is getting a lot of attention for his acts among children. I think we can all agree this should be put to a stop but we do not want other children to get hurt. We should stop Kony in the calmest possible way. Lets be rational and take this into consideration.

    March 15, 2012 at 9:38 am |
  525. Denise

    It is wrong what Kony is doing but i wonder why NOW everyone is trying to help. It is good, but we could have helped before too and we would be even farther along with helping. Maybe it is grabbing everyones attection now is because more people are behind it and most people are just afraid to start something by themselfs.

    March 15, 2012 at 9:41 am |
  526. Johnathan

    Even though some people thinks its cool its really not. its not nice to just kidnap kids to use them as his own army

    March 15, 2012 at 9:51 am |
  527. Mark

    I think many people want Joseph Kony to be sopped so all the child slaves can be free and no longer have to kill people and fell sad.

    March 15, 2012 at 10:03 am |
  528. b

    What kony has done is obviously wrong. He has kidnapped kids and made women into sex slaves. STOP KONY 2012

    March 15, 2012 at 10:07 am |
  529. Marina

    why didn't someone put something like this up sooner. Then more people would have stared to do stuff then enstead of just sitting and not doing anything for the kids. WHY SHOULD YOU SIT ON YOUR BUTT AND DO NOTHING WHEN YOU COULD GET UP AND TRY TO DO SOMTHING? WE NEED TO PUT A STOP TO THIS. I'm one person but im going to try my best to help the people i can. Also get people to help me put a stop to this. IT ALL NEEDS TO STOP NOW OR SOON.

    March 15, 2012 at 10:20 am |
  530. Jami

    Kony is doing things that are majorly wrong. I think that children should be free. I think he must be crazy.

    March 15, 2012 at 10:23 am |
  531. Steven

    We can't use propaganda to take down propaganda. Interfering is just going to stir things up more. Yes, the video was moving, but shouldn't be something we should worry about now. We already have a load of problems over here. No need to go over the pond and act like a hero. Even if we take out the dictator anyways, another will just rise in power.

    March 15, 2012 at 10:24 am |
  532. nakeita

    it may help children more in learning.

    March 15, 2012 at 1:39 pm |
  533. Branden

    Everyone one knows about this because of social media, we should be thanking them for the video if not some of us did not know.

    March 15, 2012 at 1:52 pm |