The "largest InfoCom company and network provider in Indonesia", Telkom
, has been intermittently blocking Blogger.com, which is probably the largest host of blogs worldwide. One look at my blogroll to the right will give you some idea of its popularity here.
Given that the majority of blogs are of the "I kissed the cat, hit the boyfriend and then went shopping' variety (and hence not a feature of Jakartass), then one must question why Telkom is taking such action.
Perhaps it should also be noted that the recent blocking of YouTube and several other sites which carried a rather simplistic video was a diktat
from the President, and a rather strange one considering that he's earned a reputation for not being decisive. Public reaction and condemnation soon made the politicians see sense.
So, on whose authority is Telkom blocking Blogger?The Rev
made a formal complaint and this is the reply he received from their Customer (Don't?) Care Dept. Thank you for your question,
All about your question we will take up until we have a problem solving, but you not in your number that bloking?
give your number to us and we will do the best for your problem.
we have a solution for your problem or you can web in www.telkom.co.id and you can call 147.
thank you for your attention.Footnote
For more rotten English, read MetroMad's column in today's Jakarta Post.