Minister of Communication and Information: What would you do with fast internet?
The latest report from Akamai revealed the ranking of Indonesian internet connection speed in the third quarter of 2013. It was noted that the average speed of internet connections in Indonesia was around 1.5 Mbps.
That figure puts Indonesia in the second lowest rank amongst Asia-Pacific countries in terms of average Internet connection speed. Indonesia is only higher than India, which scored 1.4 Mbps.
This “achievement” is widely criticized by internet users in Indonesia. They complain and wonder why Indonesian internet speed is so slow when it can be as fast as South Korea, which topped the world in speed.
In response to the complaints, Minister of Communication and Information Tifatul Sembiring finally spoke. Through his Twitter account, he responded with a question, “Fellow twitters, what would you use the internet for if its speed is faster? … :) *IWantToKnowSoMuch* ”.
Soon after the tweet was posted, many Indonesian Twitter users gave their immediate responses.
One Twitter user @Hestipanda wrote a reply, “to send HD video material to clients overseas and meet deadlines. These can only be accomplished with high upload speeds. Help us.”
Another account @shitlicious wrote, “to Skype with my girlfriend sir. Hopefully you can understand.” The minister responded on his account @tifsembiring without *TS* (Thread Starter): “This is another expense towards the state budget… :).”
That is the stupidest comment that I’ve ever read. He’s the most idiotic minister in the world. I think his brain is already contaminated with mad cow disease.
Why did his questions sound like he’s teasing us? I saw his Twitter account earlier too! :(
If the internet is fast then I won’t be so emotional anymore, sir!
If it’s fast then I can upload all my selfie [self-pic] photos!
To download movies, Sir! =)
We should know that he’s an idiot and he’ll step down after the upcoming election. Haha…
This topic should use the same logic with traffic jams. Don’t you want to get home quicker during the traffic jam? GRRRR!
Same question should be asked of the corrupt: “if you took lots of money then what would you use them for??”
His question doesn’t sound like it’s coming from an IT minister. Do you understand IT or not? How could a person like this become the minster of communication and information?
To watch more porn until my knee hurts, Sir!
I’m sure the internet will be used for unimportant matters if it’s made fast in Indonesia!
To stalk my ex-partner, sir! :)
I should ask him back: “IF THE INTERNET SPEED IS VERY SLOW THEN HOW COULD WE USE IT FOR ANYTHING?”
To avoid committing sins of swearing because the internet speed is so slow!
We pay for it so it’s up to us what we’ll use it for….
To find my soulmate online! hahaha..
What do you think?