Indonesian Twitter movement: Indonesia Unite


In response to the Jakarta bombings Friday morning, Indonesians recently started a movement through Twitter: Indonesia Unite. Twitter user Ismet (@ifahmi) originally coined the term of Indonesia Unite.

Started from Friday afternoon, the Indonesian Twitter users put their new red and white avatars (red and white represents the national flag)–while some avatars also have “We Are Not Afraid” text. The country’s Tweeple also added #indonesiaunite hashtag in every tweet they sent.

In the next couple hours, the red and white avatars started sweeping the Twitter timelines and #indonesiaunite hashtag became the number one “trending topic” on Twitter! As of today,  #indonesiaunite hashtag is still occupying the top Trending Topics.

Keep fighting against terrorism! We’re not afraid!


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