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August 21, 2012
ARTICLES: Indonesian Youth Tap into Social Media
With a population of over 230 million, Indonesia is the world’s fourth-most populous nation, and youth make up more than a quarter of the population. With more than 43 million Facebook accounts and 19 million active Twitter users, Indonesia boasts the second highest number of social media users in Asia.
The Internews Center for Innovation & Learning commissioned a new report,Indonesia: New Digital Nation?, which explores the potential and limitations of social media and new ICTs to support local community development and advocacy in Indonesia. With over 61 million young people, the number of citizens online in Indonesia is quickly growing. And while there is still vast room for digital progress there, the report investigates the country’s obstacles and opportunities to connect.