I read the RU Storytelling piece and I instantly thought of the Kony 2012 champagne. Does everyone remember the Invisible children organization that came out with those videos last year to make people more aware of Kony and the his path of destruction? I remember one day last year when the invisible children videos, articles, and statuses filled my newsfeed on Facebook. I inevitably watched a video because I was so curious about what all the buzz was about. When I watched the video I was so completely horrified and shocked. It definitely tugged at my heart-strings. I had no idea who Kony was before watching that video and after watching it I was determined to help as much as I was able to. I couldn’t do much being a struggling college student but I ordered on of those Kony 2012 bracelets almost as soon as I finished the video. It was that powerful that I needed to jump into action almost immediately. A few days later people started to post different things about the Invisible children organization, good and bad. People started to say that the money from products like the bracelet I ordered or their special Kony kit was not being used entirely on the capture Kony mission. It was said that some of the money did go to the cause but some of it also went to funding the organizations propaganda. Which I understand needing money to fund ways to get the message out but I was hoping the larger part of the money made from merchandise was used towards the cause. I wasn’t quite sure what to make of all this and it felt as if the buzz about Kony had faded out of my newsfeed almost as rapidly as it had appeared. I waited for over a month and a half to finally receive the bracelet I had ordered after countless emails apologizing that my order was taking so long but there were so many orders that needed to be filled that they were extremely backed up. But I thought okay this makes sense, and when I finally received the bracelet it was more like a thin metal circle tied on a piece of thin red string. I was afraid to even wear it because I wasn’t sure if it would break or not. I am not trying to present a case of pro/ con Invisble Children I am just recounting a memory. Never the less, I do agree that Joseph Kony does need to be captured. My point is to show how much the web affects people and causes.