Time is flying. Today is my first anniversary at Yahoo!


October 1st 2009 is one of my milestones. That’s the day I started working at Yahoo! as Country Editor for Indonesia.

Based in Singapore for a couple of months while setting-up Indonesia office from there (thanks to Managing Editor Southeast Asia Alan Soon, Country Manager Indonesia Pontus Sonnerstedt who helped me in that phase), then move back to Indonesia as I have my team in place and office in Pacific Place Jakarta.

What I’ve learned in Year Zero at Yahoo? Content and community are everything! When you have a crowd, you can do what you want: testing new ideas, introducing new products, launching new services or even generating new revenue.

Time is flying. Many things happened since I joining the giant company –especially for Indonesian market: Content localization for Yahoo! News is growing, getting more content partnerships, editors started creating original contents, having more bloggers to write and engaging community and other stake-holders.

I must say that I am arriving at Yahoo! in a very challeging and exciting time. A lot of things to do. I am lucky to have a chance to work with smart people and great technology like Yahoo!

I love Purple!

[Photos: Courtessy of Jimmi Kembaren]


  1. Hey Mas Budi, congratulations. One year is a big milestone and we hope you will be Purple for many more years to come! Cheers.

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