26 Sep '11, 9am

Indonesia obsessed with social media

Indonesia obsessed with social media

JAKARTA: For the first time, Indonesia's social media communities organised a meet-and-greet event in Jakarta. Called Social Media Festival, the three-day event brought together hundreds of online communities in the country. Some preferred to remain anonymous despite wanting to meet their online followers. Others like Jonathan Nasution came prepared to lend credence to his online initiative. Three years ago, Jonathan started tweeting about Jakarta's traffic situation. Now, he has 120,000 followers and has since developed a website called infolalulintas with a dedicated server. Jonathan Nasution, co-founder of infolalulintas.com, said: "For now, we can't confirm the accuracy of the traffic information. But we will eventually know of any inaccurate information. We can block the follower by having additional filter on our server." Thousands of online communities have sprung u...

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