Oh? Really? Malaysia has half a million bloggers?

This is another syiok sendiri post. But the information is rather interesting to me as well. From my view as a make money blogger, it is certainly very encouraging. It means there are plenty of interest in the commercial value of this medium. That means lots of money for us who have space to rent.

However, from the cynical, obnoxious and always not politically correct The Most Obnoxious 5xmom, I say this is bullshit lah. Where got half a million bloggers in Malaysia, beb? Mana engko dapat nombor tu?

Blogging in Malaysia ranks among highest in the world
Posted by Raja Petra (source : Malaysia-Today)
Thursday, 03 April 2008

(The Star) –
MALAYSIA has about 500,000 active bloggers, ranking the country among the highest in the world after Indonesia and the European Union, Utusan Malaysia reported.

According to Universiti Malaya media department lecturer, Dr Abu Hassan Hasbullah, this showed the power of blogs in influencing the thinking of the people, especially about politics.

He said blogs currently had a wide reach considering how many Internet users visited these sites everyday.

“Our research shows that 70% of the election results were influenced by information in the blogs,” he said.

Dr Abu Hassan said

the ruling government could use blogs but pointed out that it would take a long time for it to be popular.

Now, the syiok sendiri part. Eh, Dr Abu Hassan, it doesn’t take long to be popular lah. See Chua Soi Lek? Khairy? Pak Lah? Khir Toyo? Semua saya pun boleh kasi panas-panas. Hire me to be the SEO lah…..

I think they have this mistaken perception about blog popularity. A popular person does not necessary have a popular blog. For example, I didn’t know Annuar Zain has a blog until someone pointed out that he is ‘menjual diri’ then only I know he has a blog.

Then, a popular blog may not contain popular topics that interest others. I can open a blog with nothing but naked girls everyday and it will be darn popular. But can you say that it is a popular blog?

Anyway, our dear Information Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek said he is going to invite all bloggers bwahahahahahaha to appear on TV.

The minister said bloggers who formed the alternative media, would also get “live” airtime on a Government news channel.

Every Sunday night beginning April 20, an interview session, ala BBC’s Hardtalk, will be held from 8.40pm to 9pm during RTM 1’s Bahasa Malaysia news segment.

(source : The Star)

But wait hor, before you start sewing that kebaya or buy that RM1,000 baju batik in order to appear on TV, konon…..read this :

“What is past is past. I think it’s best we forget about the past and think about the future. Asked if there would be repercussions for bloggers who touched on sensitive or illegal issues during the programme, he said: “Nobody is immune in this country, except in Parliament. If the bloggers choose to say slanderous things, we have laws in the country.

“It will not be our Ministry who takes action against them but the legal process will take its course. The slandered person can take action against the blogger involved,” he said.

So, who wants to get their backside zh’ng on R T M, Teman setia andaaaaaaa……..?

In closing, I rasa cukup rimas with all these attention showers on that wrongly perceived bunch of people call bloggers. Leave us alone lah, kita tak minat.

Bloggers have minds of their own and they cannot be bought with your sudden, fake adoration. Once a blogger, always a blogger. No amount of Barisan Nasional’s attention showered on us can mend the bridges.

15 thoughts on “Oh? Really? Malaysia has half a million bloggers?

  1. suddenly the hoo haa hoo haa about bloggers. lilian, dah prepare baju kebaya untuk muncul kat tv ke? hahahahahaha! you are right, leave the bloggers alone. they have minds of their own and many are happy and contented to do their own things rather than become somebody’s mouthpiece.

  2. bongkersz – Belum lagi. Kena diet dulu. Lepas tu, order kain songket from Terengganu. Not Kelantan, tau. Terengganu sebab ia negeri BN. Lepas tu, hire tukang jahit from Johor. Go down south also never mind, cos negeri BN jugak. Hahaha. Then, hire make-up artist dari Pahang. Then, tukang kasut dari Rembau, Negeri Sembilan. Itu baru panggil semangat Bee Ennn…Boleh paham? Perlis dan Melaka? I don’t know liao.

  3. makan asam pedas melaka dengan beras perlis laaaa!

    bullcrap lah. if USA got 300M people, they didnt count the millions of blogs on MYSPACE.

    Malaysian doesn’t have 500k blogs. Its just that we have multiply blogs. I have 3-4 excluding old ones god knows what happened. See – its common for people to loose their old inactive blogs.

  4. azhan – Dia kata ACTIVE BROGGERS wor. That means cuma satu 5xmom, not 50 blogs of 5xmom. Nak tipu kita lah tu….Tengok Nuffnang cukup lah. Let’s say we got 500,000 bloggers, conservative figure, 10% of them have heard of NN, that means NN must have eh, berape? 50K bloggers? Tapi yang kita tengok, pi mai pi mai tang tu jugak. That few bloggers aje.

  5. Wonder if this Dr Abu Hassan Hasbullah is able to publish in public his research and findings? Kalau tidak, don’t lah exaggerate. As much as I want to believe that blogs influenced 70% of the voting pattern, I think that may also be exaggerated also lah. The only part which I agree is that it will take a lot of effort for BN politicians to gain trust through their blogs. They are light years away liao as far as internet domination is concerned.

  6. Somehow the researcher’s name sounds like one of the spam mails sent from Nigeria informed that I’ve inherited dunno how many millions. 🙄

    Yea, I would definitely want to read his research paper also.

  7. RTM 1????? What the fark is that????? Do people actually watch that channel?????

    If bloggers want to appear on screen, they do it globally thru YouTube. The minister is MISinformed again.

    They made themselves laughing stocks again.

  8. I have doubt on the number of ‘active bloggers’ in M’sia. No way we could have that many! Phantom active bloggers ko?

  9. “Our research shows that 70% of the election results were influenced by information in the blogs,” he said.

    Really kah nie?? I talk about my son shitting also can sway people to vote other party meh?? *Heran*

  10. kaDusMama – If really that dahsyat the power of blogs, then, they should throw RTM and TV3 and all the mainstream media down the longkang dah. Who can forget those propogandas on TV. The most annoying one I saw was the single mother who talked like OKT is a saviour. Now, they admit it wasn’t effective. Ptui!

    cindy – Yayaya, correct correct correct. Blogger hantu just like how we got phantom voters.

    terence – WOI!! Don’t potong stim lah, I oredi ordered my kebaya you know…..Nak jadi Mak Datin masuk TV. 🙄 I wanna go on R T M, Teman setia andaaaa….(eh remember this song from the 70s until now)

    Tim2 – See how they bullshit? Nuffnang must use that as selling point. Imagine Tim1 presents to advertisers….In Malaysia, we have half a million bloggers….

    bryan – Hasbullah the sports commentor I kenal lah. But this one, tak tau.

    pablo – So pissed to see all these skewed figures being churned out by morons who probably do not even know how to sign up for a free Blogspot account.

  11. Making up numbers?
    I wonder if Raja Petra can come up with details like how bloggers from which district, etc etc…
    Don’t play play with numbers….

  12. I guess these people don’t know the concept of “paid posts” yet. They can pay me to do it but I will charge 1K per post.

    – MENJ

  13. 😯
    With ‘500,000’ bloggers, we can all form a party, influence the rest of the population to vote for Blog Party, take over Malaysia and turn this country into Bloggersia!

    Seriously, whatever happened to their brains?

  14. hahaha..while everyone are talking about the numbers that I tak percaya langsung, Annuar Zain ada blog ker? Lol.

    Aiya, people want to blog, they come kacau kacau..balik-balik, pro-BN yang masuk to talk crap. They dare to bring pro-Opp meh?? I paling beh tahan the advertisement where they put this like Hong Kong drama back in Qing Dynasty one. Say what these people do this do that. If really that obvious hor, we would have seen, known and felt it. Nonit them to waste money to tell us things we already know.

    See their ad also sien. Waste airtime. Might as well show some other lame advert

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