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Indonesian netizens young, clinging to smartphones

  • Putera Hasudungan

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Jakarta   /   Sun, February 17 2013   /  11:39 am
(JP/Ricky Yudhistira)(JP/Ricky Yudhistira)

(JP/Ricky Yudhistira)The chairman of the Indonesian ISPs Association (APJII), Semuel A. Pangerapan, told The Jakarta Post that more workers have been using the Internet for their occupations.

He said that most people were more interested in using the network for useful purposes rather than to browse porn, online betting or entertainment.

“The main attraction for Indonesian Internet users are websites related to social media, e-commerce and news coverage,” he said.

Citing a survey by APJII in 42 cities last year, he said that there were 63 million Internet users in Indonesia, a sharp rise from only 1.8 million in the first decade of the century.

Several characteristics can be concluded from the survey. For example, about 65.7 percent of the users were accessing the Internet from smart phones while 58.4 percent of users were in the range of 12 to 34 years o...