A timeline of the web and internet in Indonesia.

A collection of the key moments in the development of the web and the internet in Indonesia. Tweeted by Merlyna Lim for the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web.
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In 1990 (Oct), Apakabar, the 1st and most significant online political news service of #Indonesia, was born, established by John A MacDougall #Web30 #ForTheWeb
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In 1993, IPTEKNet (Science and Technology Network) inter-university networks initiated by Habibie, was launched. It was the first ISP, linking largest universities in #Indonesia #Web30 #ForTheWeb
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In 1993, NCSA Mosaic WWW client was introduced to the University of #Indonesia (Computer Science Dept) by Dr. Bobby A.A. Nazief #Web30 #ForTheWeb
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In 1994 (June 7), the first PING to #Indonesia (on IptekNet) came from Randy Bush (Portland OR), with 64Kbps line, 750ms --as reported by @NSF #Web30 #ForTheWeb
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In 1994, IndoNet, the 1st commercial ISP in #Indonesia was established #Web30 #ForTheWeb
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In 1995 (May), RadNet, the 2nd commercial ISP in #Indonesia launched its service in Jakarta #Web30 #ForTheWeb
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In 1995, Indonesian commercial content began appearing on the WWW—Kompas Online was pioneering the digitization of newspapers in #Indonesia #Web30 #ForTheWeb
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In 1996, Wasantara-Net was launched as a government’s national strategy to provide internet connection all across the country by wiring existing post offices in #Indonesia #Web30 #ForTheWeb
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In 1996, a state-owned national telecom service provider Indonesat launched IndosatNet, which within 2 years became the most dominant ISP in #Indonesia #Web30 #ForTheWeb
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In 1996, ITB (Institute of Technology Bandung) established an internet network called AI3-Net via JCSat3 from WIDE Japan, largely to the initiative of Onno Purbo & CNRG #Web30 #ForTheWeb
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In 1996, the Association of the Internet Service Provers in #Indonesia (APJII) was born #Web30 #ForTheWeb
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In 1996, BoNet, the first #warnet (warung Internet or #Indonesian cyber-café) was born, located in Bogor, West Java, established by Michael Sunggiardi #Web30 #ForTheWeb
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In 1996, Melsa-i-Net, the 3rd ISP in #Indonesia was launched in Bandung, by Rully Harbani, a BBS hobbyist and ITB student #Web30 #ForTheWeb
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In 1996, Tempo magazine (that was banned in 1994 due to its critical coverage of President Suharto and his cronies) re-emerged online as Tempo Interaktif #Indonesia #Web30 #ForTheWeb
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In 1997, ITB (Institute of Technology Bandung) became the 1st university campus in #Indonesia to be completely wired #Web30 #ForTheWeb
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In 1997, the Amateur Packet Radio Network (AMPNet) in #Indonesia was created through the effort of Onno Purbo et al; it simultaneously moved the amateur packet radio from BBS to the Internet #Web30 #ForTheWeb
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In 1998 (July 9), @detikcom the first and most prominent online news service in #Indonesia was launched #Web30 #ForTheWeb
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In 1998, built on its monopoly as domestic telephone provider, the national telecom company PT Telkom set up the TelkomNet and TelkomNet Instant #Indonesia #Web30 #ForTheWeb
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In 1998, the Boston Globe called the end of authoritarian Suharto regime in #Indonesia "the First Internet Revolution" -- my research demonstrated it wasn't the internet driven movement, it was people's movement who utilized media networks #Web30 #ForTheWeb
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In 1999, Sekolah2000, an initiative to introduce internet to K-12 students in #Indonesia, was launched #Web30 #ForTheWeb
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In 1999, KASKUS, the largest online forum in Indonesia, was born #Indonesia #Web30 #ForTheWeb
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In 2001 (May 2), Mitra Netra mailing list, the first virtual forum for the visually impaired (tuna netra), was born #Indonesia #Web30 #ForTheWeb
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In 2001, Indonesia Digital Library Network was established, pioneered by Ismail Fahmi et al #Indonesia #Web30 #ForTheWeb
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In 2001, AWARI or the Association of #Warnet (Cyber-café) in Indonesia was established virtually by Onno W Purbo in the form of AWARI mailing-list #Web30 #ForTheWeb
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In 2002 (Dec), Fotografer dot Net, the 1st online forum for Indonesian photographers, was born #Indonesia #Web30 #ForTheWeb
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