Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Governor & Facebook

Lately, the Social Media especially Facebook has been plaguing the Indonesian society. People from all walks of life, including government officials, have been using it as a means to communicate message.

Detik reported that the Governor of South Kalimantan i.e Rudy Ariffin have been using Facebook for the last five months, and since then he spent between 30 to 60 minutes in the evening to communicate with the citizens in said province, including responding to their protests. He said that Facebook has been very beneficial for him in doing his duties, whereby it enabled him to communicate directly with his citizens. As a matter of fact it has been so beneficial that he has opened two accounts. And he did that all by himself, without any help from his staffs.

In conclusion, I felt that the Governor of South Kalimantan has made a good way to use Facebook to communicate directly with his citizens, thereby enabling him to get a first hand information about what is actually going on in the province. This, will enable to determine what should be done by his government.

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