Smartphone Zombie

Woman texting while walking
Shot in Jakarta, Indonesia ©Tetsu Ozawa
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The woman walking through the local market was texting while walking

In Jakarta, I often see people with smartphones. Even those who work in the local market are looking at their phones if there are no customers, and I often see people playing with them on the street corners. A woman walking through the market in the Glodok area was also texting while walking. And then there are apps like Gojek and Grab. It seems like everyone has a smartphone and uses it, but the truth is that Indonesia's smartphone penetration rate is not high. If you look at the country as a whole, the rate is only about 30%, which is surprising.

Jakarta may be a special city in Indonesia. If you go to the countryside, the number of people who have smart phones will decrease drastically. After all, smart phones are still expensive. Well, even in Japan, a high-end smartphone costs about the same as a laptop computer, so there's no way around it.

Even though the penetration rate is low, it's interesting to note that Indonesia's Internet usage time is long. The amount of time spent on the Internet per day is close to 9 hours. That's more than a third of the time they spend online in a day. If it's so long, they must be surfing the Internet all the time, even at work. It's a total addiction.

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Nov 2020 INDONESIA PEOPLE

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PHOTO DATA

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11719

Shooting Date

Jan 2020

Posted On

November 4, 2020

Place

Jakarta, Indonesia

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF