Well its a sure sign of the times. The Presidency of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste is on Twitter. No its not a personal twitter of President Ramos-Horta. Its more like the White House Twitter than it is President Obama’s personal twitter feed.
What does this new development speak of? Timor-Leste is slowly but surely going the social media route. Facebook is already a pretty crazy thing in Dili. But Twitter has yet to catch on – this is in part due to the lack of 3G access for most people to be able to use smartphones in town. However, a friend was recently on a 3G modem in Oecusse, and post paid TT accounts are on 3G. Also spotted a Telkomsel ad in Dili recently. Then there is forlorn Digicel? Its coming, it coming….
One journalist/Twitter fan told us in 2009 Why People in Timor-Leste should use twitter. He is found via @Vanilli
The internet revolution is gaining ground in Timor-Leste. One has to wonder how it will effect the politics, economy and culture of Timor-Leste.
Here are a sample of the very small group of Timor-Leste based tweeps, as well as people who tweet on Timor-Leste alot.
@giantpandinha @CJITL @TimorFirst @IanRossUK @timorarchives @fundasaunmahein @malaebulak @timortoday @etan009 @ferikmalae @valverdejose @suaimediaspace @HelenFitzroy @timorfile @reesedward (me) @constanciopinto @JohnAMacDougall @Timorian @TourdeTimor @AustasiaTimor @Nona_barreto @infotimo @TimorJustice @Falintil97 @thediliinsider @LABEHTimor @timor_leste @Sequeiradelfi @xanatimor @thetimornews @jimdella @tata_amaral_s @Timormelbconsul @venilale @joseferntex @malairiri @vivatimorleste @harryds63 @Paixaobano @atero @sekott @Balibo @timorhauniandob @thetimornews @SunsetFair @ar_dj @leighhmitchel @haumakfuturu @leitimor @saritamoreira @malaebulak @boy_clemens @temposemanal @TourdeTimo @abathypereira @kayralla_xanana @Timoresegirl @USEmbassyDili @unmitcpio @easttimorzoo
Here are a couple of good lists to help you get started.
Do not forget some of the better hashtags #Timor #TimorLeste #TLS etc.
Tags : Jose Ramos-Horta Twitter
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