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            [post_content] => Jakarta. Indonesians are showing their support for Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama following his loss in the second round of the gubernatorial election on April 19 by taking to social media to praise the embattled governor.

Ahok and running mate Djarot Saiful Hidayat lost comprehensively to rivals Anies Baswedan and Sandiaga Uno according to quick count results from several pollsters.

However, the General Election Commission, or KPU, will only announce the official winner of the election in early May.

Ahok’s supporters have taken to Instagram and Twitter — with Jakarta being the Twitter capital of the world — to thank Ahok for leading the capital in the past two and a half years.

On Instagram, there were over 4,800 posts using the hashtag #terimakasihahok, or "thank you Ahok," by Friday morning (21/04). There were also more than 1,000 posts using the hashtag #terimakasihahokdjarot, or "thank you Ahok and Djarot."

Both hashtags were also trending on Twitter, as well as another hashtag #AhokForNobel, recommending the governor for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize.

The hashtag was first mentioned by the Twitter handle @ahokfornobel, which is reportedly run from Oslo, Norway, which hosts the Nobel Prize ceremony every year. Until this report was published the account only had 583 followers.

The account is linked to the website www.ahokfornobel.com where people can show their support for Ahok to receive the Nobel Prize.
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            [post_content] => Jakarta. President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has been ranked the fifth most followed global leader on Instagram, according to a research study released by global public relations and communications firm Burson-Marsteller earlier this month.

Over the past five years, governments and world leaders have increasingly flocked to the mobile photo and video sharing network to present more personalized images of themselves to a global audience.

In Indonesia, Jokowi uses several social media platforms – including Instagram – to share pictures and videos to engage with millennials and draw the public to participate in the country's political processes.

Burson-Marsteller presented the report, titled "Most Followed World Leaders on Instagram," which ranked 10 world leaders based on how many social media followers they have managed to accumulate and engage with.

The study showed that the number of users who follow Jokowi's Instagram account – @Jokowi – grew a stunning 673 percent over the past 12 months to a total of 3.7 million users.

The president also ranked fourth on the firm's "World's Most Interactive Leader" list, recording a total 17 million interactions with followers last year.

[caption id="attachment_655786" align="aligncenter" width="300"]President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo trails the White House, Pope Francis, Donald Trump and India's Narendra Modi on the 'Most Followed World Leaders on Instagram' list by Burson-Marsteller. (Photo courtesy of Burson-Marsteller) President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo trails the White House, Pope Francis, Donald Trump and India's Narendra Modi on the 'Most Followed World Leaders on Instagram' list by Burson-Marsteller. (Photo courtesy of Burson-Marsteller)[/caption]

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi topped the list with 6.8 million followers, ahead of US President Donald Trump with 6.3 million.

Meanwhile, Pope Francis ranked third with 3.7 million Instagram followers, narrowly leading the White House's official Instagram account with a total of 3.4 million.

The firm also recorded Jokowi as having a 3.68 percent interaction rate, averaging 59 thousand likes per post. President Trump surpassed the Indonesian leader with a 3.39 percent interaction rate, averaging 111,000 likes per post and placing him fourth on the "Most Effective World Leaders on Instagram" list.

However, Modi topped that list as well, with each of his posts receiving an average 223,000 and comments or likes per social media post. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ranked sixth on the most effective list, recording a user interaction rate of 6.4 percent.

Over the past 12 months, Khamenei garnered a total 89 million interactions to his 1,423 social media posts, surpassing Pope Francis's 45 million interactions but behind Trump's total of 114 million.

Donald Baer, chief executive of Burson-Marsteller, said in a statement the study aims to show the popularity and effectiveness of how world leaders and governments communicate with their constituents on digital platforms.

"Leaders around the world are pursuing daring communication techniques that show [...] personality and creativity. Leaders in business and other sectors can learn from the way the government uses Instagram."

To expand their social media accounts, some world leaders hire official photographers to capture moments, or do it themselves by taking "selfies," or self-portrait photos typically captured through smartphones.

Through his official Instagram account, President Jokowi is among 13 world leaders who have uploaded selfies to Instagram, including Argentine President Mauricio Macri (@MauricioMacri), Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (@PenaNieto), Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (@ Damedvedev) and Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg (@Erna_Solberg).
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New York. Pop star Selena Gomez said she canceled her world tour last year and went to therapy because she was depressed, anxious and "my self-esteem was shot."

Gomez, 24, who has more than 113 million Instagram followers, also said in an interview published on Thursday that she was freaked out by her social media obsession and no longer has the Instagram app on her phone.

“As soon as I became the most followed person on Instagram, I sort of freaked out. It had become so consuming to me. It’s what I woke up to and went to sleep to. I was an addict," Gomez told Vogue magazine in a cover story for its April edition.

The former Disney Channel singer and actress made headlines last August when she abruptly quit her "Revival" world tour, saying she needed to take time off to deal with panic attacks and depression. She told Vogue she entered a treatment program for three months. “My self-esteem was shot. I was depressed, anxious. I started to have panic attacks right before getting onstage, or right after leaving the stage. Basically I felt I wasn’t good enough, wasn’t capable. I felt I wasn’t giving my fans anything, and they could see it — which, I think, was a complete distortion," she said.

Gomez said she had also found it hard - as have other young stars like Miley Cyrus and Lindsay Lohan - to shake off her perky "Wizards of Waverly Place" persona from her Disney days.

"For a guy there’s a way to rebel that can work for you,” she said. "But for a woman, that can backfire. It’s hard not to be a cliché, the child star gone wrong."

Reuters

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According to Kaspersky Lab social media head, Evgeny Chereshnev, social media has become a vicious cycle that has turned from a positive platform to a competitive one. “The reality is that everyone is doing the same thing [sharing positive memories on social media], so when we log onto social media we’re bombarded with images and posts of our friends having fun – and it looks like they’re enjoying life more than us,” Evgeny Chereshnev said in a statement. From the survey, Kaspersky Lab found that respondents believe that social media has positive intentions, with 65 percent of its respondents using social networks to stay in touch with friends and colleagues, and 43 percent who use social media to share their holiday and vacation experiences. However, the survey also found that 59 percent of respondents felt bitter after seeing friends going to parties they were not invited to and 45 percent felt negative when viewing their friends' holiday pictures. It also revealed that 37 percent of respondents felt the need to compare past happy posts with their current life, which left them feeling that the past was better. When negative feelings are caused, social media users tend to leave their platforms. Previous Kaspersky Lab research found that 78 percent of users left out of frustration. Some respondents revealed that the only reason they stayed is the fear of losing their digital memories. In Indonesia, over 132 million people are online, meaning more than half of Indonesians are Internet users. According to the Indonesian Internet Service Provider Association, or APJII, 71.6 million are Facebook users and 19.9 million are active on Instagram – the two most popular social media platforms in the archipelago. [post_title] => Social Media Triggers Jealousy, Negativity: Kaspersky [post_excerpt] => Research conducted by global cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab revealed that social media triggers jealousy. 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Despite the immeasurable number of hoaxes and hate speech on social media, there is a silver lining as people also use it to spread positive messages and inspire others to do more good. A netizen who goes by the name Cak Budi makes use of his Instagram account not only to share such posts, but also his visits to those that are struggling to make ends meet. This humble man from Malang, East Java, says doing charitable work is in his blood, as his parents instilled the habit in him. "After I got married, my wife and I liked to go around the neighborhood, up to the city [Malang], to donate money and basic necessities to the needy. I also fixed some of their homes, which is something I didn't expect to be able to afford," he told the Jakarta Globe on Thursday (12/01). The former truck driver for a courier service now travels from city to city with his wife, Lina, to help the poor. Cak Budi claims to have covered 75 percent of the cities in Java, and he recently left the island to also help people in Palu, Central Sulawesi, and Makassar, South Sulawesi. He collects information about those in need through his Instagram account, where people share pictures and location details about where they encounter the needy. As he makes visits to the needy, he documents the events on Instagram, to garner more support and inspire others to do the same. [caption id="attachment_622851" align="aligncenter" width="750"]A screenshot of Cak Budi's Instagram account. A screenshot of Cak Budi's Instagram account.[/caption] "For instance, if the needy persons are street vendors, we help them. We take them to their homes. If the house looks uninhabitable, we will repair it. Then we'll ask them if they have any wishes that hasn't come true yet, and we try to fulfill it. Sometimes we take them sightseeing or to eat out, like in a reality show. We try hard to make them happy," said the winner of e-commerce site Bukalapak's "Netizen Penggerak Perubahan" ("Changemaker Netizen") award. Cak Budi focuses his charity work on the elderly poor, though he welcomes all others. He prioritizes helping mbah-mbah [a Javanese form of address for an old person] because there is not much they can do to make a living, especially when they have no family members to take care of them. "I have a lot of respect for the working elderly. They should be at home, enjoying their retirement, yet there they are, on the street, trying to make some money by selling things," he said. After each visit, Cak Budi does not leave without making sure that the mbah-mbah are taken care of, either by asking for nearby neighbors' help, or his friends and supporters to make occasional visits. Cak Budi, who now runs a courier business as well as an online shop managed by his wife, admits that he enjoys remarkable support from his followers, both emotional and financial. There are local chapters dedicated to aid Cak Budi's work under the name Suisba (Suami Istri Bahagia) Peduli, or loosely translated as a community of happily married couples helping others. "The members are not limited to married couples. It was just a name I came up with when I wanted to start this social project with my wife," he said. Although Cak Budi's Instagram account has only been active for eight months, he has already caught the attention of local celebrities, proven by video testimonials given by actress Shireen Sungkar, dangdut singer Inul Daratista, and even rock star-turned-politician Pasha Ungu. His viral posts have urged local governments to respond to the poverty problem. [caption id="attachment_622843" align="aligncenter" width="720"]Cak Budi and his team during a visit to Mbah Remi's house in Malang, East Java, to help her with renovation. (Photo courtesy of Cak Budi) Cak Budi and his team during a visit to Mbah Remi's house in Malang, East Java, to help her with renovation. (Photo courtesy of Cak Budi)[/caption] "I remember Mbah Remi, an old woman who lived with no-one but chickens in a wooden shack and she had not bathed in three years. After I visited her, I was meaning to rebuild her house. However, the East Java Social Agency came by the next day and took her to their nursing home. Mbah Remi agreed, though most old people wouldn't, because she finally had someone to take care of her," Cak Budi said. Better Than Begging What is activism without youth? A youth-led organization dedicated to helping the less fortunate, Ketimbang Ngemis (Instead of Begging), is also making its rounds on the internet through its social media platform to support elderly residents who survive by doing poorly paying jobs. Through the community's Instagram account, it shares uplifting stories of the elderly in various low-paying jobs who roam the streets of Jakarta. Ketimbang Ngemis Jakarta spokeswoman Yona Luvina said the community has been established to support and appreciate poor elderly residents who work instead of begging for money. "Our community wants to encourage more people to donate some of their money to support elderly workers on the streets in underpaid jobs," Yona told the Jakarta Globe on Friday. The original Ketimbang Ngemis was established in June 2015 by 20-year-old Rizki Wijaya from Yogyakarta. It has already spread t0 60 cities across Indonesia, including Bekasi, Bandung, Palembang and Tangerang. It recruits members once every six months through several selection processes. Besides encouraging people to help the less fortunate, the community also provides donations to the elderly poor. Ketimbang Ngemis Jakarta, whose Instagram account currently has 63,700 followers, provides a bank account for those who want to donate money, which is distributed each month. However, Yona said the donations are distributed only after the community conducted a thorough survey. "We want to make sure that the donations are given to those who need it. Therefore, our volunteers will be sent off to survey the real conditions of the target beneficiary," Yona said. Both Cak Budi and Ketimbang Ngemis share the same priorities to focus on the elderly poor because there's nothing these people can do to make a living, especially when they have nobody to rely on. Ketimbang Ngemis mostly helps those above 60 years of age, but younger people with disabilities also qualify for assistance. Hundreds of followers have participated to find elderly workers on the streets who work in underpaid jobs. Yona said the volunteers often visit the areas where the targeted beneficiaries sell their products. Ninety-three-year-old Haerudin, who sells homemade bread in front of the Kota Kasablanka shopping mall in South Jakarta, is one of the many elderly residents who have received a donation from the community. [caption id="attachment_622842" align="aligncenter" width="750"]Ninety three-year-old Haerudin sells homemade bread in front of the Al-Mubarakkah Mosque in Pal Batu before heading to the Kota Kasablanka shopping mall to look for more customers. (Photo courtesy of Ketimbang Ngemis Jakarta) Ninety three-year-old Haerudin sells homemade bread in front of the Al-Mubarakkah Mosque in Pal Batu before heading to the Kota Kasablanka shopping mall to look for more customers. (Photo courtesy of Ketimbang Ngemis Jakarta)[/caption] Yona said that after netizens shared his condition on the community's Instagram account, all of his breads were sold out. The same happened to Nenek Saidah, who sells emping – bite-sized crackers made of melinjo nuts – in front of the BKT jogging track in Duren Sawit, East Jakarta. After the netizens posted her profile on Instagram, the community reposted her picture and not long after the followers saw it, they visited her and bought some of her products. [caption id="attachment_622844" align="aligncenter" width="750"]Netizens visiting Nenek Saidah in front of the BKT jogging track in East Jakarta to buy some of her emping crackers after seeing her profile on the Ketimbang Ngemis Instagram account. (Photo courtesy of Ketimbang Ngemis) Netizens visiting Nenek Saidah in front of the BKT jogging track in East Jakarta to buy some of her emping crackers after seeing her profile on the Ketimbang Ngemis Instagram account. (Photo courtesy of Ketimbang Ngemis)[/caption] Besides serving as a means to garner support, Instagram also makes it easier for social activists to collaborate. Ketimbang Ngemis chapters occasionally work with Cak Budi to do the charity work. "I know Ketimbang Ngemis members quite well, because some of us have worked together. When I went to Makassar recently, it was Ketimbang Ngemis Makassar who welcomed me and accompanied me to do the charity work. I normally ask them which people they target to help, and they're usually glad I come with them to help," Cak Budi said. Both Ketimbang Ngemis and Cak Budi aim to inspire others to be active in helping the less fortunate. However, since Ketimbang Ngemis is dominated by younger members such as university students, they focus on encouraging people of their age to be more aware of their surroundings. "I hope that our community can inspire the younger generations to contribute more to society," Cak Budi said. 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There is also a "Shop Now" link from the product details view to lead users to the business' website. The initial phase of the new features will only be available for selected iOS users in the United States. Instagram also said it is working on more features to offer a complete shopping experiences, such as product recommendations, global expansion and a feature to save content. [post_title] => Instagram to Allow Users Browse for Products on Mobile App [post_excerpt] => Image sharing platform Instagram is finally allowing users to browse for products and shops with a few simple taps on its mobile app, the company announced on Wednesday (02/11). 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According to Ringgo, he uses his private Instagram account to tell his life story and he considers the promoted content as "bonuses." He said he now understands that he must pay tax on his income after receiving a call from the Bandung tax office in relation to tax reports from 2011 and 2015. He said his experiences were "pleasant and fair" as he received help and detailed explanation from the officer in charge of him at the time. "We should not worry about the tax for our rightfully-received money," he said. "Look at the officials who drive fancy sports cars, as they are who should be worried." Ringgo welcomed the directorate general of taxes' upcoming strategy, but said the government must have a clear scheme and know who the targets really are. Desperate measures Ringgo's comments come after Yon Arsal, a director of tax revenue and compliance, in an interview with Bloomberg said the Tax Office is mulling a plan to crack down on Instagram stars and merchants peddling goods and services over social media, a move which he said could bring an additional $1.2 billion into state coffers. "Online marketplaces, daily deals, direct sales and endorsers are all subject to taxation if they have income to report," Yon told Bloomberg. Desperate times call for desperate measures, with Indonesia only collecting Rp 711.3 trillion ($54.3 billion) in total taxes, 46.2 percent of the Rp 1,539.2 trillion target as stated in the 2016 revised state budget. Corruption Ashtra Effendy, head of mothering community blog Haloibu, told the Jakarta Globe the community occasionally accepts brand sponsorship, which they include when declaring income tax. "Brands that support us, always make sure we pay by giving us a paper sheet to sign and asking for our tax identification number [NPWP]," she said. Haloibu's Instagram account is currently followed by 6,205 followers. "I think most of [the so-called Instagram celebrities] do pay [tax], especially if they collaborate with big brands or company," she said. "I mean why not? Tax are making the country better. The question is after we pay, does the government uses the money for the better?" Ashtra's cause is to reach out to new mothers anywhere in Indonesia — especially in remote areas where information is scarce — and deliver important information about motherhood, but she is hindered by poor internet connection in the country. "The question is after we pay, does the government use the money for the better? [...] I still read the news some of the people in the government still having corruption issues," she said. Yustinus Prastowo of local policy think tank Center for Indonesia Taxation Analysis (CITA) said the government must first be clear on the type of tax that can be imposed on Instagram and other social media users who endorse a product and then the government must also be clear about who should withhold the tax. "The government can also collaborate with the payment gateways or the credit card issuers like Visa or MasterCard, meaning there must be a signed contract, registration and [the social media users] become a taxable entrepreneur," Yustinus said. [post_title] => Instagram Users Criticize Indonesian Taxman's Social Media Crackdown [post_excerpt] => Instagram users are skeptical of the tax office's new plan to increase tax collection by snooping into any social media account in an attempt to look for potential tax object, citing possible misconception and wasted resources. 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Malaysia meanwhile, leads the poll with the most active users, with 73 percent of its internet users using Instagram, followed by Hong Kong and Singapore with 70 percent and 63 percent, respectively. On the other hand, at 13 percent it ranks 10th in the regional poll for the number of active Snapchat users, while Hong Kong is in first place with almost half of its internet users on the platform. "The increase in users of Instagram and Snapchat in Indonesia is mainly because Indonesians want to capture and share their moments with others," Kantar TNS Indonesia senior director Hansal Savla said on Wednesday (28/09). With visual content platforms growing more popular than ever, Kantar TNS believes brands are now presented with a new way to interact with consumers, especially as they steer away from the traditional channels such as Facebook. However, the report states that 19 percent of Indonesia's connected consumers actively ignore social posts or content from brands, but 43 percent of those aged between 16 and 24 trust influencers such as bloggers and peers more than brands and regular adverts. Young people are more likely to be influenced by social media, in contrast to the older generation, who is mainly influenced by family and friends. According to Savla, Indonesians use the two platforms as they provide a fast, easy and visually appealing way to share moments. Brands need to be able to strike a chord by offering the most visually appealing and funny content to gain more attention. The Kantar TNS Indonesia senior director added that companies still need to be able to instill brand values based on the platform used, as Instagram is more about aesthetics, while Snapchat leans more towards humor. 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Recently Twitter permanently suspended a number of user accounts for harassment after the exit of Ghostbusters actor Leslie Jones from the microblogging site as she faced severe abuse and harassment on the platform. The new feature from Instagram comes almost a month after pop star Justin Beiber quit the site after threatening to make his account private due to the backlash he received on a picture he posted. Instagram already allows its users to delete comments by swiping, reporting inappropriate comments and blocking accounts and now with the new tool users can either use their own curated list of inappropriate words or use the list of default words provided by Instagram to hide them from the comments. Reuters [post_title] => Instagram Launches New Tool to Monitor Offensive Comments [post_excerpt] => Instagram, the photo-sharing app owned by Facebook Inc on Monday (12/09) launched a keyword moderation tool to allow its users to control the comments posted on their pictures. 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