Jakartass Goes Global
Of course, all websites, including blogs, are global in potential reach - unless they're blocked by hypersensitive national political powers. My Clustr Map
was archived at the end of last year, and what you see to the right is for just 2009.
I do know that many Blogspot sites are blocked by companies and institutes here in Jakarta, but no matter as you can always find a proxy if you're desperate to read our musings.
Anyway, I was intrigued to receive an invitation "to have the most recent post of Jakartass included on the Indonesia page of GlobalPost.com
as part of their 'Global Blogs' service.
"After reviewing thousands of blogs worldwide, we have found Jakartass to be one that is thought provoking and gives readers a true sense of what life is really like in Indonesia.
As far as I can tell, Global Post is an online newspaper because they have presumably paid correspondents in many countries. Indonesia's is Peter Gelling. Underneath his articles, there is a section for we bloggers. The first few lines of our most recent post are given with a 'Read more ...' link, and a further link to our main sites.
Note that I say "our". That's because other invitees who accepted, who were presumably as flattered with compliments as I was, are currently Therry
from Bandung who is nobody's "Fool", and started blogging way before most of us in the Indonesian blogosphere.
What I like about Global Post is the notion of combining the talents of reporters with opinionated observers. If we were to combine our talents around a specific incident or issue, we would both be better informed.
And so would you.
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