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Enda Nasution: The 'father' of Indonesian bloggers

  • Ary Hermawan

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, October 28 2008   /  10:26 am

If weblogs were invented 80 years ago, the youth of the future Indonesia would have proclaimed their pledge of unity (and, well, perhaps also their rants about their troubled love lives) on their blog pages. This is what 33-year-old Enda Nasution -- dubbed the "father of Indonesian bloggers" -- believes, adding that blogging is powerful and is now changing the course of history. "I think it's revolutionary. That's why I want to introduce it to many people," he told The Jakarta Post at his Taman Rasuna Apartment residence, where he lives with his wife and three-year-old daughter. Blogging is more than just a lifestyle, he said. It is not, as many cynics think, merely a substitution to the obsolete diary in which the young and reckless document their angst and tales of first loves. It is true, however, that Indonesian bloggers are mostly yo...