Indonesia is one of the top five countries worldwide in terms of Facebook users, and recently, rumors have spread that the California-based company is gearing up to open an office in Indonesia later this year.
Charlene Chian, Facebook’s head of communications for Asia-Pacific, says the social media site now has 64 million monthly active users in Indonesia. Dan Neary, Facebook VP for Asia-Pacific, shared at the recent IDByte conference that Indonesia as one of the key countries to help Facebook reach the next billion in its user base. Chian explains how they plan to reach out to more users in Indonesia:
Given that Indonesia is one of our top five countries with most users (as of October 2012), we are definitely looking at how we can help Indonesians be able to benefit more from our platform. For a start, we are looking at working closer with digital media agencies through creative workshops to help them gain better skills and knowledge to better help their clients.
Despite the tremendous user base in Indonesia, Chian says, “No, we currently have no plans to set up an office in Indonesia.” For now, that leaves Indonesia as the only country in the top five without its own office.
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This article originally published at Tech in Asia