Apple’s new iPad HD announcement yesterday could not keep pace with a documentary film about Uganda’s Invisible Children among users of Twitter.
Uganda, Invisible Children and (hash)stopkony were among the top 10 trending terms on Twitter among both the worldwide and U.S. audience on Wednesday night, ranking higher than New iPad or Peyton Manning. Twitter’s top trends more commonly include celebrities than fugitive militants.
FJP: While social media may some day bring the fugitive Kony to justice, it’s remarkable that an online movement can usurp the spotlight from a giant like Apple, even if just for a day.
Cyber culture emanates from cyber activism influenced by globalisation and imperialistic desires to create a new world order based on a virtual human. What has happened in this region cannot be described as revolutions, but rather a cyber effect propounded by cyber activists propagated from the West…
…Cyber weapons target vulnerable educated youth, “the dot com generation” who are mobilised into cyber addicts with a radical zeal of causing a generation change irrespective of the means it takes. The activist tends to be lost in their own world completely detached from their cultural heritage.
Ugandan Police Commissioner Andrew Kaweesi calling for increased government control over the Internet.
Uganda has ordered its three major ISPs to block access to Facebook and “Tweeter” in order to “eliminate the connection and sharing of information that incites the public.”