If you know who Antoine Dodson is, then congratulations: you’re “in the know.” If you don’t, watch this video. After schmoyoho applied their autotune magic to a news report about the brother of a girl who was allegedly attacked by a rapist, Dodson blew up to become one of the internet’s biggest memes. (And if you know the internet, you know there is no shortage of memes.)
Dodson’s onto bigger and better things these days, though. Appropriately, he’s helping to promote an app called Sex Offender Tracker by Been Verified that’ll help you steer clear of areas where there are abundances of registered sex offenders through augmented reality. (One of the most useful and noble applications of augmented reality we’ve seen thus far, might I add.)
5% of the revenue generated by the app – which costs $1.99 for Android – will go toward the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network. The idea is great, and obviously the inclusion of an internet celebrity and the ridiculous antics that made him famous was a great tactic to spread the word. Otherwise, you wouldn’t even be reading this right now.