Monday, October 13, 2014

Mark Zuckerberg is in Indonesia

Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook (as if you need this introduction - ha ha ha), is Indonesia. He met with our next president, Joko Widodo - famously called Jokowi, in Jakarta. Joko Widodo will be sworn as our president on Oct 20th.

One of the photos that made me laugh (happy laugh) is this. In this picture, Jokowi showed Mark some kind of pants (I think it's a pair of jeans) from a small store in Tanah Abang. Jokowi was known for cleaning the mess in Tanah Abang. He loves to go to small places and meets with ordinary people. We call this "blusukan" (pronounce like: blue shoeq un - ha ha ha) in Javanese.

Oh, btw, we make jeans in Indonesia. Those famous brands are made in Indonesia.

Mark went to Yogyakarta before he went to Jakarta. Yogyakarta - or Jogja in short - is famous for Borobudur temple. Another photos that made me laugh is this. A group of tourists, not knowing who Mark Zuckerberg is, asked him to take a picture of them and he took the picture. Mark is just a nice guy. Here's the photo.



Mark Zuckerberg is in Jakarta as part of internet.org.

Anyway, he should have come to Bandung. I'll give him a tour of Bandung (and Tangkuban Perahu crater). We can also talk about many things, like internet governance here in Indonesia. Having ran the .ID domain for a long time and being involved with many internet initiatives I can share my view on those issues. I can also tell him that Facebook is declining in Indonesia and that he should plan to do something about it. (FB has changed Indonesian social behavior.) He doesn't have to believe me, but speaking from experience I am not BSing. Next time? (Or is it going to be too late - facebook bites the dust like friendster.)

Anyway, have fun while you're in Indonesia, Mark. Enjoy the trip. Stay healthy.


3 comments:

Indoplastik Persada said...

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Reiji Oska said...

waow, why zuckerberg came to Indonesia? who was inviting him?

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regards

IndoHound said...

Thanks for this picture of MZ in Yogya. We would have made a special trip tp have experienced this "typical Indonesian event for a bule

Us non-Indonesians are often approached by Orang Daerah for making pictures or (more likely) to be the central focus point within a picture. I often call out "Lima Ribu untuk Foto"to them which gets a bunch of laughs...Of course in Jakarta around Menteng or Pondok Indah I charge more!