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Jakarta Post

Yahoo! Koprol sees users increase 20-fold in a year

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, July 8 2011   /  08:00 am

Since it was acquired by global Internet giant Yahoo! last year, Koprol, Indonesia’s first location-based social networking site, has enjoyed a 20-fold increase in its users to 1.5 million globally, with Indonesians comprising 90 percent of its membership.

“Koprol is already widely used in America, Singapore, the Philippines and Vietnam, but between 80 percent and 90 percent of Koprol’s users are from Indonesia,” Satya Witoelar, cofounder of Yahoo! Koprol, told reporters at Yahoo! Indonesia’s office in Jakarta on Thursday.

Satya said that Koprol had attracted mostly young people of between 15 and 24 years old, who mostly accessed Koprol from mobile devices.

“Those between 15 and 20 are mostly female and those between 20 and 24 mostly male,” he added.

The social networking site, which is now known as Yahoo! Koprol, has managed to generate 3,000 bu...