A good rule of thumb in life: if a ton of people are doing something all of a sudden at once, you probably want to distance yourself from them.
Case in point: this week, that Kony 2012 video went viral to the max. You probably had all your friends on Facebook/Twitter posting about it, feeling good about themselves for being an informed, worldly, educated, caring person concerned with the plight of central-African children.
Nevermind the fact that in all likelihood, they didn't even know where Uganda was before all their friends started posting the Kony 2012 video. It's the cause de celebre, and they weren't going to miss the bandwagon!
Well, it turns out that the Kony 2012 video is full of a bunch of bunk, half-truths and misdirection. Not to mention that its producers are making some good money off it, and only about 30% of funds raised actually get to the kids.
Click here for the real story, and always do your own investigation.