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Indonesian President goes YouTube

Indonesian President goes YouTube

29.07.13 – 6:36 am Media, People
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Following joining Twitter and Facebook bandwagon, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has just started his YouTube debut. The tech savvy President will be using this channel to take questions from the public and deliver responses via recorded clips, The Jakarta Post reported. What do you think on the President's YouTube approach? Do you ...


Malaysian sex blogger couple back with insensitive Ramadhan post

Malaysian sex blogger couple back with insensitive Ramadhan post

18.07.13 – 12:57 pm People
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The "sex blogger couple", Alvin Tan Jye Yee and Vivian Lee, has created another major scandal. This time without even dropping of their clothes [like their previous case with their explicit sex blog called Sumptuous Erotica in October last year], but with their offensive Facebook post. Last Thursday, in a photo posted on their Facebook fanpage, ...


Indonesia’s tech savvy President

Indonesia’s tech savvy President

06.07.13 – 9:31 am People, Tech
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Better late than never. Seems that’s a fitting phrase for Indonesia President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono – known as “SBY.” Almost at the end of his term, Mr. President just started using social media accounts. Last April, the President launched his official Twitter handle: @SBYudhoyono. Through this account, the President responded to a variety of things, from ...


Despicable Me’s director of Indonesian descent

Despicable Me’s director of Indonesian descent

28.06.13 – 1:39 pm People
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Did you know that French animator and Despicable Me's director Pierre Coffin has Indonesian blood? To be honest, I myself also didn't know about this until a local news portal Detik broke the news this morning.  And Wikipedia also confirmed it, saying that Pierre-Louis Padang Coffin (commonly recognized as Pierre Coffin) was born on November ...


A brief encounter with President Habibie

A brief encounter with President Habibie

26.06.12 – 5:54 pm People, Politics, Science
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This was really a priceless moment. I had a chance to meet and talk with former Indonesian President Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie at Deutsche Welle's Global Media Forum in Bonn, Germany, yesterday. Pak Habibie is one of key panelists in the conference. His presidency (1998 - 1999) was the third and the shortest duration after the country's ...


Thanks for everything, Steve

Thanks for everything, Steve

06.10.11 – 9:12 am People
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One of the few last great men, Steve Jobs, has passed away earlier today after a long battle with cancer. Thanks Steve for giving us the future!  You'll be missed dearly. Check-out some tributes for him: "Steve was among the greatest of American innovators - brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could ...


Another tribute to Steve Jobs

Another tribute to Steve Jobs

28.08.11 – 10:51 am People
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People reacted to the last week's departure of Apple CEO Steve Jobs in many ways. This time, Tokyo-based digital media producer Joseph Tame decided to run himself a giant Apple logo right through central Tokyo! Steve Jobs is the Chairman of the Board of Apple, which he co-founded in 1976. In his letter of resignation, Jobs ...


President Obama tweeting for himself!

President Obama tweeting for himself!

21.06.11 – 2:47 pm Media, People, Politics
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President Barack Obama himself would be updating his Twitter and Facebook accounts heading into 2012, according to Obama’s presidential re-election campaign team. "Official messages from Obama will be signed “-BO.”, tweeted the staff. Obama has 8,683,981 followers on Twitter and 21,7 million Facebook friends. Let's see how the new social media strategy could be helping Obama’s re-election ...


Interview: Scoble expects more blogs to get acquired

Interview: Scoble expects more blogs to get acquired

21.04.11 – 12:27 pm People
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Robert Scoble is one of a few Silicon Valley's blogger celebrities. His blog, Scobleizer, came to spotlight during his tenure as a technology evangelist at Microsoft. He is currently working at  Rackspace - and also  "chief troublemaker" in the building43 community of Internet fanatics. His book (with co-author Shel Israel), Naked Conversation: How blogs are changing ...


Why the social browser failed?

Why the social browser failed?

13.04.11 – 11:29 am People, Tech
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The social browser Flock is officially closed today. The sophisticated browser will be discontinued as of April 26th, 2011 and recommending their existing users migrate to other web browsers as soon as possible. According to TechCrunch: Flock originated on the Mozilla platform but then switched over to Chromium in 2010. At its height it had 10 million users ...


Introducing my blog’s Facebook page

Introducing my blog’s Facebook page

10.04.11 – 4:43 pm Media, People, Tech
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I decided to create and maintain a Facebook page for this blog and putting the Facebook Like button at the sidebar of this blog. My goal is simple: to engage my blog's readers and community. I want to hear their feedbacks -- either any inputs for my blog or blog post's ideas. Check-out my blog's Facebook page:  ...


Check-out Indonesia’s social network services!

Check-out Indonesia’s social network services!

08.04.11 – 4:27 pm Media, People, Tech
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It's nice to see there are many interesting e-commerce, forum, directory, applications, social network,  aggregator and Web services nowadays from Indonesia. On this ocassion, let me discuss a bit about some social networking services as listed in StartupLokal site. I picked them semi-randomly [since I prefer to highlight different topics/services in this area]. Here we go: PersonaFlag A ...



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