Getting More with Andrew Darwis, The Founder KASKUS

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Who is not familiar with Kaskus?
Kaskus is the largest virtual community forum site and the No. 1 Indonesia and called Kaskuser users. Kaskus was born on November 6, 1999 by three young men from Indonesia, namely Andrew Dervish, Ronald Stephen, and Budi Dharmawan, is currently studying in Seattle, USA. This site is managed by PT Darta Media Indonesia. Kaskus has more than 4.2 million registered users. Kaskus users generally come from teenagers to adults who are living in Indonesia and outside Indonesia.

Kaskus, which stands "Kasak Kusuk", started from a hobby of a small community that later evolved to the present. Kaskus visited by at least 900 thousand people, with the number of page views exceeding 15 million every day. As of September 2011, Kaskus has had more than 552 million posts.

According to, in September 2011 Kaskus is ranked 264th of the world and was ranked 7th most visited site in Indonesia.

Then who is the founder?

Kaskus is the founder of a youth who was originally only wanted to develop his hobby. He is Andrew dervish, a man who was born on July 20, 1979 and has become successful young entrepreneurs thanks Kaskus forum that he has made.

The success story of this young entrepreneur started since he was a student at the University of Bina Nusantara. At that time he created a site for his uncle, and since that's when Andrew started to love with all matters relating to the website.

After he graduated from Binus, Andrew then went to America to continue his studies at Seattle University. While studying in America's success story as a founder Andrew Kaskus really begins.

History and Development Kaskus

Around 1999, Andrew was a student in America have a duty to make a website. Andrew was then intended to create a community forum which can be used to interact with other internet users, especially the Indonesian people who live in America.

Finally, on November 6, 1999, Kaskus created by Andrew and his two friends who are also from Indonesia, the Ronald and Budi. Kaskus itself is the acronym of machination that could be interpreted as gossiping or chatting.

Success story as a founder Andrew Kaskus forum is not smooth. Kaskus in the early days of this forum is not very popular, even you could say there was not much interested to visit the forum. Seeing failure, Ronald and Budi finally decided to get out of the project's website.

But the failure of the Dervish's Andrew started a lot to learn. He did not despair and began to fix his work on the website. Kaskus changed, not only as the site contains news, but many sub forums that have been developed by Andrew. For example sub forum about the game, or that contain adult content (called BB or Open-Aperture +17 +17).

Since then, the popularity Kaskus developed by Andrew began to show changes. Andrew Dervish persistence in the development of the site continued after he graduated from Seattle University and returned to Indonesia.

From this success story Andrew Dervishes began to appear. Many parties are then interested in becoming a client and put an ad in Kaskus. Not only investors, the member forum which is often referred Kaskuser Kaskus also shot up.

In 2008, Andrew delete sub forum BB +17 to obey the rules of law on pornography ITE. At first many thought that Kaskus popularity will decline, as originally Kaskus is known for its pornographic content in the BB +17.

But that assumption was incorrect. Removed after BB +17, Kaskus name remained popular in cyberspace. In fact, in April 2010, Kaskus was ranked as the sixth most visited website in Indonesia.

Andrew's success story has been much highlighted Dervish media, both print and in cyberspace. At the relatively young age, Andrew has become a successful businessman through the internet. He even won an award from Indosat to The Online Inspiring Award 2009, along with Dika Raditya blogger and author who became famous.

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