When you look at posts tagged #indonesia, it’s mostly about tourism and travelling stuffs.
There are too much posts reviewing Bali, Ubud and Seminyak as if Indonesia is one dimension. Another post might tell us about Indonesian’s social condition which is never get far from these topics; consumerism, crazy traffic, and poverty.
Majority of the posts shares by tourists. Or foreigner. That’s basically the way they see Indonesia. There is seldom really good writing from a person who happened to be an expert in Indonesia literature. I began to asking where these people post their writings? A frickin facebook? I am surely missing a lot. As people getting more easier access to another language content, i think, in the end, the language with the most content would obliterate the language with less content.
The real example is the diminishing of local language usage by Indonesian. As the content or knowledge sharing that use the language reducing, there was no incentive for people to use or study that language. As the time goes by, none use the language anymore.
Same thing can happen to Bahasa. Many Indonesian family now use English as their second language. It is not unusual to hear kids using English in daily conversation. Cant blame ’em tho, but there must be an awareness of this symptom before it’s too late. Ironically, I write this on an English blog.