In September last year, Twitter teased that it would be opening up an office in Indonesia.
“This is of great importance to Twitter because Indonesia loves Twitter and Twitter loves Indonesia. In fact, when we think about the market overall, Indonesia is one of the biggest countries that are active on Twitter,” the company’s president of global revenue and partnerships, Adam Bain, told reporters in Jakarta.
Keeping to its promise, Twitter announced the opening of its Indonesian office today with — what else? — a tweet from its brand-new @TwitterID account.
— Twitter Indonesia (@TwitterID) March 5, 2015
The office will be led by Rick Mulia, Business Head for Twitter Indonesia, who will be moving from Singapore to Jakarta in the near future.
“We’re so excited to open our new office in Indonesia which is one of the largest and fastest-growing Internet, mobile and social media markets in the world,” said Parminder Singh, Twitter’s Managing Director of India, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. “We’re humbled and amazed at how millions of Indonesian users, partners and advertisers have made Twitter an integral part of their national, cultural and everyday moments, from the Presidential Election to the World Cup to Ramadan and the recent flooding season. Twitter truly is the best way for Indonesians to connect to their world.”
Indonesians are one of the most active users of Twitter: during the presidential elections in 2014, over 95 million elections-related tweets debated and discussed Jokowi versus Prabowo.
Twitter revealed that it has close to 20 million active Twitter users in Indonesia as of June 2014.