Indonesia: New Digital Nation?

Indonesia: New Digital Nation?
(credit: Internews)
Author(s):
Matt Abud, commissioned by the Internews Center for Innovation & Learning

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. Despite the wave of new technology, these figures mask a stronger undercurrent of digital and social inequality. Indonesia: New Digital Nation?, a new report from the Internews Center for Innovation & Learning, explores the potential and limitations of social media and ICTs to support local community development and advocacy in Indonesia and makes recommendations for closing the digital divide.

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