Category Archives: social media

The Great Hack: A Documentary That’ll Make You Hate Social Media

In 2009, I was signing up for Facebook for the first time. I was online on my Motorola phone and the idea of hyperconnected-ness seemed very cool and futuristic at the time. Unbeknownst to me, I had also traded my … Continue reading

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Two New Online Tools You Must Use to Combat Hoax

THERE is nothing I hate most nowadays but hoax. Fake news is so prevalent on social media that I recently deleted my Facebook personal account [though I am occasionally still on it for the sake of this blog’s presence].  I … Continue reading

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Sayonara, Facebook and Twitter! Welcome, Sebangsa!

I remember writing about Sebangsa four years ago [read on: New Indonesian-Flavored Social Media Sebangsa.com Tries to Gain Traction]. It was a new service still and not many people knew its existence. Sebangsa was later on supported by ATSI (Asosiasi … Continue reading

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My Life After Leaving Facebook

It is so weird to hear a friend mentioned folks on Facebook have been in abuzz about the next general election last night. She seemed to have no idea about my opting out of Facebook. Which is of course understandable … Continue reading

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How to Be an Influencer Without Being Fake

IT APPEARS EXTREMELY cool to be an influencer. You’re looked upon by almost everyone around you though you know deep down inside you’re just an ordinary person. You know what’s best in you and some people give acknowledgment for that. … Continue reading

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Where to Go when You Start to Get Sick of Social Media

After the world goes hyper connected, now some people around the world is imagining a less connected, smaller world. Globalization is overrated suddenly and we’ve all heard the advice and plea to go local (I’m not discussing about foods anyway). … Continue reading

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Internet, Penulis dan Jurnalis

Bagaimana revolusi internet membantu para penulis dan jurnalis? Internet kerap dituding menjadi biang keladi kemunduran dunia kepenulisan. Saya paham alasan di balik caci maki itu karena pengarang sekelas J. K. Rowling saja harus rela karyanya diunduh gratis di forum-forum dunia … Continue reading

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Possible, Living without WhatsApp

Someone asked on Quora:”What does it feel like to delete your WhatsApp account?” Some people mentioned about the inefficiency of living a life in a modern, digital world of the 21st century. But some others lauded the option of living … Continue reading

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Teman Maya 101

Saya hampir tidak pernah menolak ajakan berteman di dunia maya. Pendekatan saya sederhana saja. Kalau memang sudah kenal sebelumnya, nantinya setelah berteman di jejaring sosial akan lebih erat. Jika belum kenal sama sekali tetapi masih ada persamaan minat atau bidang … Continue reading

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Making Money as an Online Buzzer

Believe it or not, as a terminology, “buzzer” was, I suppose, coined and is only used in Indonesia. Why so? So here’s my story. Sometime ago, I mentioned this in a question I aimed at  a foreign social media practitioner. … Continue reading

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