Monday, March 19, 2012

Beyond Kony

On its new Beyond Kony page, the HungerSite rightly suggests that this moment be used to learn about humanitarian crises that would continue in Central Africa, even if Kony is brought to justice. Proceed with caution, though, as this site practically invented slacktivism. This is not to say that clicking and buying will do any harm, but such actions are not likely to be fully sufficient.

Image from Foreign Policy article
Brave New World of Slacktivism
In fairness, the Foreign Policy article cited here was written two years before the Occupy movement, when people did start to move beyond couch-based social change.

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