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Indonesians and Twitter

Earlier I wrote that Indonesians are switching from Facebook to Twitter. Many - mostly folks from Facebook - don't believe me. Well, what can I say. (I was right in predicting things since late 80s or early 90s.)

Here's a newer statistics about twitter. The number one place of active twitter users in the world is ... Jakarta, our capital city. My city, Bandung, is "just" number 6 (six) on the list. Can you imagine this? Oh, you cannot since you're not here. Ha.

Like I said, you guys (Facebook, Twitter, and all those internet tech companies) should have an office here. Just to smell the coffee and find out the trend for yourselves. Oh, coffee here is also good! :)


chandra said…
Lately I started using twitter, at first just for work stuff. I found opening twitter is fun because there are lots of updates and the information flow are very fast.

But I still open facebook though, for chat with my friends, for group discussion, for photo sharing.

I think twitter take some user's time from facebook, but not all of their time.
Walau saya bekerja di bidang yang ada hubungannya dengan internet, tapi saja jarang banget buka yang namanya twitter maupun facebook.
Edialisme said…
But, Blogging is the smart way among others...
sekarang masih jarang buka facebook & twitter..
Info Saja said…
Memang tidak bisa dipungkiri bahwa hampir dari sebagian pengguna Indonesia menggunakan Twitter untuk digunakan sebagai media untuk promosi dalam bagian bisnis online.
hp android said…
semoga indonesia tetap jaya
Rudi said…
SBY sampe main twitter juga -___-

Baca disini kak:
Facebook and twitter are okay lah, for me as Indonesian people
Tokotenga said…
hahaha ane sih da kerja skrg..
jarang bgt buka namanya facebook lol

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