Indonesian President launches YouTube channel

Indonesian President Joko Widodo
Courtesy presidenri.go.id

Once present through an official website and three social media networks Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, President Joko Widodo launched his official YouTube account at the Bogor Palace on Saturday morning.

Accounts with President Joko Widodo, http://youtube.com/c/jokowi, accessible began at 09.00 am, Saturday, May 28, 2016.

Earlier, President launched a Twitter account and Facebook @jokowi on June 21, 2015, followed by the launch of the official website on December 15, 2015, and the launch of his Instagram account @jokowi on January 28 2016.

In the digital era we are now in, using social media is very important as a means for the government to inform and communicate with the public. “Use of new ways of delivering information, leave the old patterns,” the president said in front of the PR association event at the State Palace, on February 4, 2016.

Additionally, social media can also be used as a means for distributing calls for peace, as President Jokowi delivered during a visit to the United States on February 17, 2016.

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BuzzFeed begins experimenting with news video

Can BuzzFeed News survive the shift to video?

As the 21st century spins away, revolutions continue to take place; life changing breakthroughs keep popping up there by creating a better and higher standard of living. Traditional methods wear off as more people break grounds in order to progress, so what happens when a news media body decides to break through using methods employed in entertainment?

BuzzFeed is an Internet media company based in New York City. The firm describes itself as a social news and entertainment company with a focus on digital media and digital technology in order to provide the most shareable breaking news, original reporting, entertainment, and video. BuzzFeed was founded in 2006 as a viral lab, focusing on tracking viral content, by Jonah Peretti and John S. Johnson III. Kenneth Lerer, co-founder and Chairman of The Huffington Post, started as a co-founder and investor in BuzzFeed and is now the Executive Chairman as well.

BuzzFeed’s news platform recently made headlines certainly after interviewing President Barack Obama this month. “News is the heart and soul of any great media company”, Peretti wrote. He also believes that though news might not be as big a business as entertainment, it is the best way to have a big impact on the world.

Peretti also told employees that journalism was essential to maintaining the brand’s credibility.

The trouble now is that the business proposition of BuzzFeed’s journalism is increasingly in question, according to several current employees and sources with knowledge of the company’s plans.

Meanwhile, BuzzFeed is increasingly staking its future on video, where entertainment is top priority.

In April, the Financial Times reported that BuzzFeed came up $80 million short of its projected revenues in 2015 (at $170 million) and had been forced to slash projections for 2016 in half (to $250 million).

Taken together, the reduced revenue projections and the shift to video signal a shift in the balance of power that favors entertainment over journalism. Many industry observers and some staff believe that BuzzFeed will eventually curtail or even jettison its news division in order to focus on more profitable revenue streams.

Currently, it can be said that the future of BuzzFeed News is hanging by a thin thread, as more and more people are voicing their concerns as to the uncertainty that video may replace reporting.

CEO, Jonah Peretti has tried to calm nerves explaining that Buzzfeed is a global, cross-platform media company for news and entertainment, therefore, like most big media companies; “we are able to do both.” While news content has generated major advertising premiums and revenue for these hybrid companies, BuzzFeed news doesn’t generate a quantifiable advertising premium for BuzzFeed, which is why it’s vulnerable.

Journalism is expensive. Good reporters cost money and they take time to produce good content. Very often, that content wins praise from fellow journalists on Twitter, but doesn’t drive much traffic. From a lucrative point of view, they argue that it could pay more to hire kids who churn out high-traffic videos instead of hiring one reporter who creates low-traffic news.

Video is a safer bet, to be sure, especially because BuzzFeed keeps video costs low in order to produce lots of content and learn what works which has always been the operating principle at BuzzFeed.

Meanwhile, NBC, which bought a $200 million stake in BuzzFeed last year, is primarily interested in the company’s video offerings. Last month, it announced that BuzzFeed would be producing special Olympic features that would publish across platforms. There is also real advertiser interest. Mondelez, the global food and beverage conglomerate that is among the world’s top advertisers, recently agreed to sponsor BuzzFeed’s new food website Tasty, which will rely heavily on video.

There is a term in the video ad market separating ‘prime video,’ which is traditional television, from what is now being called ‘subprime video,’ which is much of the internet. Video reporting solely depends on the whims of the internet user and so it is a very uncertain field to thread, nobody knows how to make video work, and now they are staking their futures around it.

 

 

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Seminar FUI 2016

:: Saya diundang untuk menjadi pembicara di Seminar FUI 14 Mei 2016 di gedung Kominfo. Lalu saya putuskan untuk membahas mengenai bagaimana berbagai teknologi Open Source dimanfaatkan untuk menjalankan Sistim IT terbesar di dunia ini.

Ya, kini Indonesia memiliki sistim IT pemilu yang paling besar di dunia. Menurut beberapa pakar Pemilu internasional, karena ter sentralisasi; berbeda dengan sistim IT yang digunakan di Amerika misalnya.

Ini semua bisa menjadi kenyataan karena kerja keras & gotong royong banyak pihak, bukan saya sendirian. Tapi, mereka ini banyak yang memilih diam; walaupun amal ikhlas mereka dicaci maki & di #fitnah oleh orang-orang yang tidak tahu. Maka saya merasa berhutang kepada mereka, untuk menyampaikan informasi yang sebenarnya.

Kepada semua pihak yang telah bekerja keras mewujudkan sistim IT pemilu terbesar & paling transparan di dunia ini, terimakasih. Semoga Allah swt ridho dengan semua amal & keikhlasan Anda.

Dan terimakasih kepada rakyat Indonesia, terutama yang telah terlibat di gerakan http://KawalPemilu.org (y) Partisipasi aktif Anda lah yang memungkinkan ini semua jadi bisa membawa banyak manfaat.

Terimakasih.

Materi seminar : https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1hIcH1WUQecbkdkZDIwTHltWTg/view


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IIJ Special Issue on Internet IoT

The Internetworking Indonesia Journal has just published a special issue (IIJ Vol 8 No 1 / 2016), presenting papers from the 2015 International Conference on Industrial Internet of Things.

Here are the content of this special issue

  • Guest Editors’ Introduction, Endra Joelianto, Augie Widyotriatmo and Arjon Turnip (PDF)
  • Road Road Travel Time Prediction using Vehicular Network, Sejoon Lim, (PDF)
  • Daytime Road Marker Recognition Using Grayscale Histogram and Pixel Values, Zamani Md Sani, Hadhrami Abd Ghani, Rosli Besar and W.S. Loi, (PDF)
  • A Food Ordering System with Delivery Routing Optimization Using Global Positioning System (GPS) Technology and Google Maps, Roy Deddy Hasiholan Tobing, (PDF)
  • Energy Aware Distributed Estimator System over Wireless Sensor Networks with Ad-hoc On-Demand Distance Vector (AODV) Routing Algorithm, Husnul Abady and Endra Joelianto, (PDF)
  • A Comparison of SVM and RVM for Human Action Recognition, Vina Ayumi and Mohamad I. Fanany, (PDF)
  • Online Brain Activity Extraction from EEG-P300 Signals with Nonlinear Autoregressive Model, Arjon Turnip and Artha Ivonita Simbolon, (PDF)
  • Ambient Environmental Quality Monitoring Using IoT Sensor Network, Arko Djajadi and Michael Wijanarko, (PDF)
  • The Application of Internet of Things System for Water Quality Monitoring, Tito Yuwono, Luqman Hakim, Irfan Ardi and Umar, (PDF)
  • Attenuation Measurement of Laboratory-Based PLC Implementation, Intan Sari Areni, Elyas Palantei, Ansar Suyuti, Adnan, Weni Sri Yusnita and Heni Susanti, (PDF)
  • A Distance-Based Approach for Binary-Categorical Data Bi-Clustering, Sadikin Mujiono, (PDF)
  • EEG-Based Brain-Controlled Wheelchair with Four Different Stimuli Frequencies, Arjon Turnip, Demi Soetraprawata, Mardi Turnip and Endra Joelianto, (PDF)
  • A Small Signal State Space Model of Inverter-Based Microgrid Control on Single Phase AC Power Network, Sutanto Hadisupadmo, Arista Nugroho Hadiputro and Augie Widyotriatmo, (PDF)
  • A Model of Turbo Encoder Based on Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) for Nano Satellite Application, Laila Prakasita, Heroe Wijanto and Budi Syihabuddin, (PDF)
  • Implementation of LSI Method on Information Retrieval for Text Document in Bahasa Indonesia, Jasman Pardede and Mira Musrini Barmawi, (PDF)
  • Design an Advanced Botnet to Monitor User Awareness on Harmful Malware Using VertexNet, Albert Sagala and Alexander Lumbantobing, (PDF)
  • Metadata of Dashboard Data Source Based on Study of Pentaho Dashboard Metadata, Rosni Lumbantoruan, Agnes Juliana Siregar, Erikson Matondang and Marisa Helen Gultom, (PDF)

Living with robots: Thе best of rоbоtѕ elderly care

Courtesy Financial Times
Courtesy Financial Times

Dіd уоu know thаt when wе’rе old оur kids, dосtоrѕ, рhаrmасіѕt, grосеrу dеlіvеrу guу, etc., mау be аblе to watch us in оur hоmе? It’ѕ truе, wіth the rоbоtѕ thаt аrе being tested nоw, аmаzіng thіngѕ саn hарреn bу the time wе’rе оld.

Nоt оnlу wіll thе rоbоtѕ bе аblе to clean оur houses аnd рrераrе fооd, but thеу wіll bе аblе tо аlеrt thе аbоvе-mеntіоnеd grоuр оf реорlе. Our rеmоtе ‘саrеgіvеr tеаm’ wіll be аblе tо іntеrасt with thе robots and gіvе thеm directions, ѕuсh аѕ rеаdіng our vіtаl ѕіgnѕ аnd reporting them bасk tо thе саrеgіvеr.

In their recent series, Financial Times, explores the robot economy: from developments in driverless car technology to a recent investment boom in robotics, to a peek into a factory where robots and humans work side-by-side.

Tаkіng саrе оf thе еldеrlу wіll become muсh еаѕіеr, аѕ wеll. Rеmеmbеr Rоѕіе frоm Thе Jеtѕоnѕ? She was аblе tо сооk аnd сlеаn аnd еvеn rеаd their ѕоn, Elrоу, a bеdtіmе story. Rоbоtѕ thаt сооk, clean, аnd thоѕе thаt wе’rе аblе tо соmmunісаtе wіth are already іn production. Thіnk аbоut уоur еldеrlу loved ones. Inѕtеаd оf hаvіng tо ѕеnd thеm away tо a retirement hоmе, they’ll be аblе to ѕреnd their rеmаіnіng уеаrѕ at hоmе wіth you, whеrе thеу should bе. And уоu wоn’t hаvе tо wоrrу about leaving thеm аlоnе or mаkіng ѕurе thеу’rе tаkіng thеіr medication.

Nоw, іt’ѕ gоіng tо take a lоng time bеfоrе rоbоtѕ аrе аdvаnсеd еnоugh tо fullу take саrе of uѕ, so don’t ѕtаrt bеlіеvіng that thеу’rе going to take аll оur jobs. But robots, оr mоrе lіkеlу just computers, wіll bе buіlt іntо еvеrуthіng and mаkе life еаѕіеr. Instead of a rоbоtіс nurѕе рuѕhіng grandpa around іn a whееlсhаіr, thе robot mау be thе wheelchair. Grаndра will ѕіmрlу hаvе tо think аbоut whісh direction he wаntѕ tо mоvе, аnd hіѕ robotic сhаіr wіll fоllоw.

 

 

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Tentang Toko Musik Digital

Saya akan berada di UNPAD pada tanggal 24 Mei 2016 ini untuk acara ENHARMONICS.

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Saya akan cerita tentang perjalan toko musik digital kami, Insan Music Store. Sebelum hadir, silahkan daftar dulu di toko musik kami. Silahkan coba download. Nanti kami tunjukkan cara pembeliannya dengan menggunakan Mandiri e-cash.

Jreng ah!


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Do we still need desktop PCs?

desktop PCOver the past decade there’s been a marked move in the tech world to build devices that are smaller in size, yet are able to handle a massive range of tasks. From the latest gaming-friendly smartphones, to the impressive developments in the wearables market, it’s clear that smaller gadgets are the ones that are capable of dominating the headlines.

So where does that leave the humble desktop PC? Despite some innovative reinventions of the laptop, it’s a sad fact that PC sales have fallen to their lowest level in a decade. But before you throw out your desktop computer, here are a few ways that PCs have stayed relevant.

Gaming supremacy

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PC gaming is one of the major things keeping desktop computers alive, as there’s little in the way of compromise to be made when playing graphics and processor-heavy games. Furthermore the ability to customize a PC’s set-up for optimal gaming performance has meant that this is an area that won’t be dying anytime soon.

But despite the resilience of PC gaming, it’s evident that the mobile gaming boom is here to stay with inventive multiplayer games like Agar.io gaining an impressive amount of publicity. And the mobile casino craze looks to continue with brands such as Lucky Nugget Casino offering the chance to join in anywhere from your mobile by using the smartphone-friendly website when playing games of slots, roulette and online pokies.

Media production

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For anyone who is serious about creating good media content, desktop PCs are still the way forward. Whether it’s manipulating images in Adobe Illustrator, creating movies in Final Cut or making music in Pro Tools, there’s little chance that apps will be able to catch up to the incredible creative possibilities offered by these iconic pieces of software.

However, there are signs that mobile innovation is making some surprising advances with many devices and apps allowing for a greater ability to edit on the go. And with the latest Lenovo tablet being able to project images with an impressive amount of detail, it looks like the race for advanced media production is beginning to heat up.

Other factors

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Comfort is another big part of the desktop PC’s longevity as they limit the potential for the user developing eye strain or repetitive strain injury.

And there’s also the ability to pack a desktop PC with a large amount of ports that can facilitate a massive amount of tasks from adding an extra screen for productivity, or even installing more advanced speakers for a more immersive online casino experience.

So despite the surprising rise of mobile gaming, it looks like our desktop PCs are here to stay!

 

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