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The Government’s Ban on Gay Hookup Sites

With a newly minted degree in business administration and a year of Mandarin study under his belt, Wandi, 24, was ready for a challenge. And so, last September he took a...

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Facebook Reps to Discuss Fake News in Indonesia Visit

Representatives of the social network giant Facebook are scheduled to meet Indonesia’s Minister of the Communications and Information Ministry, Rudiantara, to discuss...

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Government Blocks Unreliable News Portals, Sets Up Cyber Agency

Samuel A. Pangerapan, director general for the Ministry of Applications and Information, told reporters that news portals with non-credible sources and information,...

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Indonesians Made 4.1 Billion Tweets in 2016

Twitter Indonesia Country Head Roy Simangunsong reported at their end-of-year review event that Indonesians made around 4.1 billion tweets for the year 2016.

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Indecent Acts

Social media scamming is on the rise, but authorities need to stop prosecuting people for exercising freedom of speech. About 10 years ago, I worked in a busy Jakarta...

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Social Media Sins

Indonesia has about 70 million active social media users, spending an average of over five hours online daily through computers and mobile devices. This has led to a...

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#selfiesampah: the Trash Selfie

Dua Tangan Cukup: Actions from Across the Archipelago Social media is undeniably big business in Indonesia and selfies, or a photo of one’s self taken by one’s self,...

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Social Media Marketing: Where’s the Payoff for Small Businesses?

Like most small business entrepreneurs in Indonesia you have probably progressed from posting your most recent meal photos on Facebook to experimenting with one or more...

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Hotel Trends 2014

Hospitality technology continues to evolve – and fast. Everything from in-room entertainment options to meeting room technology to effective use of social media in...

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Path vs. Facebook: How Indonesia’s Present is the World’s Social Media Future

Closed networks. A limit on friends. Strong privacy settings. It’s Path, of course. The social network, launched in 2010, received scant attention from users in...