If you love to read, you are most likely to have a Goodreads account.
Goodreads have become the go-to site for readers or self-proclaimed booklovers. It even caught the attention of Amazon, the largest online bookseller, who later acquired the platform in 2013.
Goodreads founders, couple Otis Chandler and Elizabeth Khuri Chandler intended the site to be “a good way to find books through your friends.” It has features for users to review books and recommend their favourites reads to their network.
As a social network, your activities are visible to your connections. They can see the books you read…
In the digital age, customer rating and review have become important for businesses. Most of the time, they serve as free, authentic, and organic marketing. It also gives customers a direct channel in giving impactful feedbacks.
Companies are encouraging the rating and review behaviour through push notifications. They actively ask registered users to share their experiences, claiming the reviews are crucial for improvement.
Nowadays, users no longer use the rating feature only to rate their experience when using the app. It also expresses disagreement towards actions or policies taken by the companies. Such action is called “review-bombing”: a coordinated movement…
Unlike banks, opening an e-wallet account is no sweat and simple. All one needs is a smartphone with an active SIM card and a name –which doesn’t have to be real. Users can use an e-wallet company’s services under a false identity.
This makes it harder for online fraud victims to report their cases if the scammers use fake accounts when operating. Sadly, that was the case with K-Pop fans in Indonesia.
As the Hallyu wave currently sweeps the country, with songs from groups like BTS, Blackpink, and Twice topping local Spotify chart and played on shopping malls. …
I have always been a free-to-play (F2P) mobile gamer all my life. The games installed on my phone are all for recreation only; never once did I aim to be a top player, winning each player versus player (PVP) battle or be on the global top list. Aside from the absence of a competitive bone in my body, I know that material sacrifice is needed to get the strongest equipment for my characters. Since I’d rather use the money for many other things, I become acquainted with advertisements to get extra pulls or summons.
I’ll start this piece with a confession: I only visited bookshops for scouting, and then buy the book I want from Bookdepository. This habit applies for all shops, major or indie.
Ah, the days I spent scanning titles in Waterstones and Blackwell’s; or fishing out upcoming interesting titles from sellers in Red Lion Books during my postgraduate years. My Notes app was full of titles I’d purchase online later.
I did feel guilty because bookshops –especially indie ones –were struggling to stay afloat, even before COVID-19 pummel everything. People didn’t really spend that much on bookshops especially after the proliferation…
“In these avenues, deafness is our only barricade.”
— Checkpoints, Ilya Kaminsky.
Every day, a new fight breaks amongst Indonesian Twitter users. This one particular riot, though, screams entitlement loud and clear.
On the first week of 2020, amidst numerous debate and opinions on massive flooding in Jakarta, some Twitter users were raising hell over Blockchain. Just to be clear, it was not the cryptocurrency-related one but a completely different technological invention.
Twitter Block Chain (which will be addressed as Blockchain in this piece) is a browser extension developed by devFluid that will automatically block the followers and followings of…
Keputusan Netflix untuk menayangkan serial dokumenter Ted Bundy membuat saya senang sekaligus kesal sekaligus. Sebagai seorang penggemar kisah-kisah true crime (apa sih terjemahan Indonesia yang sesuai), dokumenter ini membangkitkan secercah harapan akan adanya serial serupa untuk kasus-kasus lain, meski tentu saja sulit karena Bundy itu kasus unik.
Ted Bundy yang semasa aksinya memakan korban lebih dari 30 orang ini memang cocok betul untuk menarik perhatian publik. Pertama, dia ganteng dan berkharisma, sehingga korban-korbannya lengah dan percaya. Kedua, dia cerdas dan tampak ‘normal,’ sehingga ketika kejahatannya terungkap, banyak orang yang terkejut dan sulit percaya. …
Reposting what I wrote a year ago just for fun.
Sejak dulu saya selalu meyakini apa yang terjadi di Amerika Serikat akan melebar ke Indonesia. Seperti misalkan, waktu Presiden Barack Obama memenangkan pemilu presiden AS pada 2008 dan 2012, rakyat Indonesia memilih Presiden Joko Widodo pada 2014.
Keduanya seringkali dimirip-miripkan oleh media asing, seperti sama-sama menjadi korban kampanye hitam, populer di media sosial, dan disebut sebagai political game changer. Yah, meski kita tidak seberuntung AS yang memiliki Wakil Presiden Joe Biden; kita harus puas dengan Jusuf Kalla yang tentu tidak ada chemistry bromance dengan Jokowi.
Sebenarnya, kalau Hillary Clinton memenangi…
Many people have weird ways to justify their opinion regarding certain issues. For example, those who spew racist comments but refuse to be called out because ‘[subject] has [minority group] friends’ so they must be open-minded or tolerant. There are many other examples out there but I would like to focus on one issue: body shaming on social media.
Internet is not a safe place (yet) for people, especially women, who do not fit in certain categories like white-skinned or slim. Few days ago, I stumbled upon a Twitter thread about hate comments in an Instagram photo. It was from…
Saya tak ingat persis, tapi kejadiannya mungkin sekitar 5 atau 6 tahun lalu. Pertama kalinya saya terkagum-kagum dengan pertanyaan yang tololnya kebangetan.
Waktu itu, saya dan seorang kawan menghadiri acara diskusi di Salihara dengan pembicara Goenawan “GM” Mohamad. Sudah tak ingat jernih apa topik diskusinya, tetapi sepertinya tentang liyan. Dia menjelaskan soal lukisan Picasso dan kisah Jaka Tarub mengintip bidadari mandi. Sisanya sudah rontok dari otak.
Seperti susunan acara diskusi pada umumnya, pada akhir sesi GM membuka sesi tanya jawab dengan peserta. Tahun itu masih belum populer nampaknya tren bragging dari peserta diskusi yang hendak bertanya, jadi saya tak tahulah…