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Thanks to Newsweek for this cool video: Click Here

I agree with some comments posted on that video:

1. “I cannot imagine how it was without Facebook.”

2. “People are writing too much information on Facebook. They update it like 30 times a day.” (I hate this, too. I cannot understand why people post information such “going to sleep”, “I am confused whether I should eat rice or potato.” “just woke up”)

3. “The first thing I do in the morning after I wake up is turn on my computer and log on Facebook.” (for me, it’s not 100% true, but I often check my Facebook to start my working/studying day)

4. “I like it. It’s like stalking, but fun!” (just realised it, but it’s so true!)

It makes me wonder what if this ‘research’were done in Indonesia. Would the same result come up?

The digital native is a person for whom digital technologies already existed when they were born, and hence has grown up with digital technology such as computers, the Internet, mobile phones, and MP3. They are now age 15 – 23 years old. They are also called the Generation Z.

My research will focus on this particular target group and what kind of marketing strategy that my client, Nuffic, needs to consider.

I am quite sure some of you, like me, are no longer in that age (unfortunately), yet you can still help me to pass on this interview questions to your cousins, little brothers or sisters, relatives, friends, students, colleagues’ children or anyone that are still in that age range.

But if you are the Digital Natives, please directly click on the link below and join the short interview by answering some questions written there.

Here is the link: http://www.thesistools.com/?qid=87266&ln=eng

Thank you

This morning, as always, I started my day at work accessing my Google Reader. And in one of the blogs I subscribed to, I found out that Indonesian bloggers party is coming soon! It will be held on the 24th of october this year in Jakarta, Indonesia.

I am so excited about this, altho I have never been to one. As an Indonesian, I am really proud to see how some of the things in my country are going great; for instance this Blogger Party. It is in fact not the first time that such party is held. Last year, they invited some speakers from abroad. Hm,… who would be the next speaker this year? I was thinking Pete Cashmore (Mashable.com or @mashable), or Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton), the most famous celebrity blogger (this would be fun), or my lecturer, Suzan Pecyna (@suzanpecyna)? She is as excited about social media as I do. Respect for her.

And the topic, hm…maybe about the rise of microblogging (there were some sayings that blogs wouldn’t be as powerful as it is now). or the use of social media for political agenda? that would be fun, too!

Unfortunately, 24 October is not a good date for me to come back to Indonesia to attend this event (unless I would be invited as the guest speaker :P). 

I will all Pesta Blogger (Blogger Party) team all the best and luck.

Yesterday, Indonesian online realm was packed with discussions about a house-wife that was sent to jail because she sent e-mails to her friends (that happened to appear in some forums and blogs) about bad service she received from Omni Internation. Hospital Indonesia. She was accused of defamation: circulating online defamatory statement against Omni Hospital. Her name is Prita Mulyasari.

Bloggers, Facebookers, and other digital citizens in and from Indonesian, and also from outside Indonesia, are screaming for justice, for support to free her from this injustice. People made Facebook cause, tweeting, blogging, retweeting, shouting on their status, making poster, and other things. I am impressed (as an Indonesian, I, too, posted a blog post and tweeted).

Today, she is released (just now), yet still under city arrest.

Apparently bowing to the mounting public pressure, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) released on Wednesday a housewife from prison and put her under city arrest.

Prita Mulyasari had been detained at Tangerang women penitentiary for three weeks after she was named a suspect for allegedly defaming Omni International Hospital after she shared her complaint about the hospital’s services via the internet.

“The AGO has released her from jail to serve a city arrest as of today,” AGO spokesperson Jasman Pandjaitan said on Wednesday, without elaborating the reasons behind the policy.

Source: The Jakarta Post

At least, she can see her babies and  her husband. But, under city arrest, oh gosh! I can’t help but wonder what has she done that deserves all of this. Is she a terrorist? corruptor? murderer? in fact, her life was in danger a year ago, at Omni hospital.

Justice is still rare – that’s why we always say “Life is unfair” – yet freedom of speech, to express your own opinion? with the emergence of digital/social media, could there still be injustice? *a deep sigh*

Let’s see what’s gonna happen with Omni hospital. They need a billion year to learn about (online) reputation management. Deleting comment on company blog or hiding when (online) attack occured are wrong; yet sending your customer to jail because of her dissatisfaction published on online media? OMG.

Chk-chk boom girl

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Reading this article on Viralblog, I was initially not at all buying this story. I mean, what’s so special about it? But then, I dug and read carefully: I was in total shock. Amazed, I would say!

Overnight, she became an internet superstar, just because of her false testimony she gave (and maybe because of her pretty face).

Companies, be aware of the (even more powerful) power of the media. Even the false account can go viral and may destroy your reputation.

Today is Labour Day in Holland. I have a day off for googling, digging, twittering, and other digital activities. The first thing I found during this ‘treasure hunt’ day is this interesting slide about Change Marketing. It specifically underlines the growth of digital media in Europe.