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Jakarta Post

Kaskus delves into serious business

  • Anissa S. Febrina

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, November 16 2009   /  09:49 am

Several years ago, Toor — the online name he would like to be known by — saw online community website Kaskus as a place to find information on things that interested him and to meet like-minded people.Back then, he went to the website only to seek information on where to play with airsoft guns (firearm replicas), his new-found hobby. Today, he makes a living out of Kaskus, as the school project created by Andrew Darwis a decade ago has grown into a more serious business in need of staff members who know the online community inside out.“The beauty of this job: I get to open Kaskus all day long, stretching from one window to another,”
Toor says.Fellow Kaskusers whose companies have banned them from opening the website at their workplace might envy Toor’s privileged status. But with the website currently adding services like on-device portals, one needs not join the company to...