Indonesian Minister’s morbid tweets about Hitler

Whatever he is, Communication and Information Minister Tifatul Sembiring isn't boring, especially when it comes to Tweeting, which he or a team that he hires, does with religious regularity. Of late, however, @tifsembiring's tweets have taken a strange, some say morbid turn. He's taken to Tweeting about Adolf Hitler, you know that guy who killed... Continue Reading →

Getting Lunatic over infotainment journos

Apart from the fact that Luna Maya is probably justified to vent her anger at Indonesia's equivalent to the paparazzi , Unspun's always wondered why those reporters are called infotainment journalists. Why infotainment? The cover the entertainment so shouldn't they be called entertainment journalists? Unspun wonders what's the etymology of infotainment. How did that word... Continue Reading →

A more reliable Indonesia blog ranking system?

Following some discussions in Media-ide and Talking Points about Indonesia's blog rankings, Patung promised that he would address some of the criticisms in Indonesia Matters' blog rankings, which, imperfect as it was, was still the best indicator of a blog's influence in the Indonesian blogosphere. Patung's made good his promise and the main difference seems... Continue Reading →

The plugged, in Twittering new Indonesian Information Minister

The new Information and Communications Minister Tifatul Sembiring is an interesting politician if nothing else. He was officially appointed to his post two days before Pesta Blogger on 24 October. When the Pesta Blogger committee met we discussed whether to invite him and many of us thought that he would be too busy to attend... Continue Reading →

What happens at Twitter parties?

What happens at Twitter parties, let along Indonesia's "first" Twitter party? The rumbustious New Media Division of Maverick went there to find out and this is their report: “is currently at @hardrockfm’s #twitterparty” Aug 13, 2009 - This post is filed under Indonesian, Social Media, Trends Oleh: Nena Brodjonegoro Sekitar 3 hari yang lalu tweeps... Continue Reading →

I thaw 10,000 fathes in a thea of red and white

A few days ago Unspun, and Anita Mackay in our respective blogs, asked what next after #indonesiaunite, at that stage a Twitter movement comprising of Indonesian Twitterers changing their avatars to red and white themes and using the hashtag #indonesiaunite. Today, a group calling themselves The Twibbon Team responded with a website with this visual... Continue Reading →

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