Joko Anwar naked in Circle K

The Power of Twitter: Joko Anwar's Naked Stunt on Circle K

Joko Anwar recently did a crazy feat: He was naked, in public, and shopping!

Who is Joko Anwar you ask? He’s an Indonesian actor and famous for being director of the movie “Janji Joni”.

Joko Anwar naked in Circle K

Joko Anwar naked in Circle K

Yesterday he posted a casual tweet “I’ll go naked to Circle K if I get more than 3,000 Twitter followers”. (Circle K is a local minimarket) The rest is history: in only a few hours he did not only get 3,000 followers, but more than 13,000 followers and still counting.

The amazing part is: He stood true to his words and kept his promise!

At 00.05 AM Indonesian time Wednesday, Joko Anwar was shopping at Circle K… fully naked, and people all over Indonesia are watching (both on-site and via Twitter).

Next time you think that Twitter is nothing and social media sucks, please remember this story.

Do you think social media actually works? How do you use Twitter for your business? Share your stories in the comments!

Twitter's New Terms and What It Means for You

Twitter is THE most mainstream online tool millions of people use constantly to communicate all sorts of stuff, from daily musings to business deals.

They just changed their Terms of Service. Four affected areas according to Twitter Blog:

Advertising—In the Terms, we leave the door open for advertising. We’d like to keep our options open as we’ve said before.

Ownership—Twitter is allowed to “use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute” your tweets because that’s what we do. However, they are your tweets and they belong to you.

APIs—The apps that have grown around the Twitter platform are flourishing and adding value to the ecosystem. You authorize us to make content available via our APIs. We’re also working on guidelines for use of the API.

SPAM—Abusive behavior and spam is also outlined in these terms according to the rules we’ve been operating under for some time.

What does this mean for you? Most likely, everything’s fine.

Every Twitter user is responsible for his own tweets. Spammy content won’t be tolerated. This is good because it ensures Twitter’s “cleanness”. On the other hand, you should not do risky business practices on Twitter to prevent account suspension (I’m sure you wouldn’t).

The advertising bit begs some curiosity. Will soon your tweets show up alongside a competitor’s ad? That’s quite possible. But I won’t bet on anything before anything certain comes along. I’m speculating though, that Twitter may introduce a paid plan to free your tweets from ads.

For now, business as usual though. What do you think? Are you worried or excited about Twitter’s recent developments? Please share in the comments!