Today’s twin bombings in Jakarta—their implications for Indonesia aside—should bring home to conventional media that social media is a multifaceted force, one that is evolving so quickly it’s fast becoming the primary channel that users tune in to for urgent news. Some conclusions to draw from Jakarta (or are reinforced by the sad episode): Social media is not… Read More »
Angry Pondok Indah-ans Originally uploaded by Jeremy Wagstaff. If today’s Jakarta Post is anything to go by, the residents of swanky suburb Pondok Indah are taking their opposition to a plan to build a busway through their neighborhood to the streets. Actually, it looks more like the forests.
JP/J. Adiguna I love this kind of stuff, and wish these kinds of initiatives got better support from government, NGOs and companies: Harun checks the blood pressure and weight of a customer in a park in Menteng, Central Jakarta, on Wednesday. He has offered the mobile service for the past 10 years, charging Rp 5,000 (about 60… Read More »
Loose Wire, the book, was launched last night at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival in Bali. It was great to have such a large turnout and gratifying to sell out all copies! More have been shipped in for today’s session of the festival, and can be found at the Java Books stall at Indus. What particularly delighted… Read More »
By the way, here’s a link to the invitation to the launching of the book. Needless to say, all readers of the blog are welcome. And Bali is a beautiful place: Sunday 1 October 2006 Venue Tutmak Café, Jl. Dewi Sita, Ubud, Bali (during the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival) Time 5:30-6:30pm. I can’t really advise on places… Read More »