19 Jul '11, 5am

Indonesia urges ASEAN to harness Twitter, Facebook

Indonesia urges ASEAN to harness Twitter, Facebook

NUSA DUA, Indonesia: ASEAN must maximise the use of Twitter, Facebook and other social media to engage the region's citizens, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said on Tuesday. Speaking to Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) foreign ministers on the island of Bali, Yudhoyono expressed support for the establishment of an ASEAN blogger community. "For the first time, and in contrast to just four decades ago, we are facing a reality where the frequency and depth of contacts between our citizens - through cable television, email, Twitter, Facebook - far exceed the formal contacts between government officials," he said. "Indonesia, being the world's second largest Facebook nation and third largest for Twitter, knows this very well." ASEAN must "get into the act" and be "creative and open-minded in harnessing the power of technology to promote people-to-pe...

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