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Kony 2012 on Facebook: Breaking Down Invisible Children’s Reach

Over the past week, Facebook, blogs and the twittesphere have all been buzzing about Invisible Children’s new viral video campaign, Kony 2012. The Invisible Children non-profit began with a simple, but difficult concept — make people care about Joseph Kony, the Ugandan warlord who routinely kidnaps and uses child soldiers to maintain his power. The organization’s campaign goal was clear: make Kony famous (or rather, infamous) by creating a video so compelling, that hundreds of thousands of people would join the cause.

One week and 70 million views later on their 30 minute video detailing Kony’s regime, Invisible Children by all means achieved their goal. To put this feat into perspective, the Old Spice Guy took 5 months to reach the same level of YouTube views.

So, who are these new found supports? We dove into our Facebook campaign data to find out.

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