I hate Facebook!!
Najib: Election 2013 first social media election
- There are currently about 13.6 million Facebook users in Malaysia out of a 28.3 million-strong population, which is a 48% penetration of the population, according to monitoring website socialbakers.com.
- According to the Oxford Internet Institute, Malaysia along with Brazil, has the highest Twitter use in the world. — TMI report (27 Feb 2013)
@ forum titled ‘GE13, the role of the new media landscape in Malaysia’
Wong Sai Wan:
“The rise of cybertroopers have made the social media unreliable. Cybertroopers are liars, thus making liars out of social media.”
‘Senior journo urges media to combat cybertroopers‘ (Malaysiakini, 28 Feb 2013):
According to Malaysiakini:
Wong Sai Wan claimed that the credibility of the mainstream media can only be regained by discrediting the social media and attacking political cybertroopers.
He also believed that the only way to run a media company independently is to make profitability their only KPI: “You do everything and anything for the bottom dollar. Any other way, and it becomes politically motivated”.
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The Star executive editor Wong Sai Wan’s remarks about making profitability a media company’s only KPI, and doing “everything and anything for the bottom dollar” really, truly explains why his paper is a pair of scissors.
He also needs to be reminded who exactly have been accused of being “Super CyberBullies”.
Wong Sai Wan further needs to be reminded that it is his own newspaper that has been so keen on popularizing its favourite personalities in social media.
As for how fast the Malaysian political social media is growing, Hannah Yeoh has 59,051 Twitter followers as I’m typing this now.
Earlier at 8pm when I uploaded my posting yesterday, i.e. four hours ago, the Twit Meter reading was 59,001.
In the span of the last four hours, Hannah Yeoh gained 50 new Twitter followers.
Wong: “Cybertroopers are liars, thus making liars out of social media”
The Malaysiakini article headline is ‘Senior journo urges media to combat cybertroopers’. What is Wong Sai Wan blabbering about?
He is urging the media – err, his own newspaper first? – to combat “cybertroopers” (?!)
Isn’t it The Star which, in the first place, discredited the very media (mainstream, traditional, print media) that he’s now calling upon to fight the troopers?
To refresh Wong Sai Wan’s memory, the Twitter handle Star Editor’s Choice – screenshot below – tweeted that Utusan printed “outrageous lies”.
Twitter is social media. The Star used this social media to spread the word that its competitor Utusan is a publisher of “outrageous lies”, presumably due to the said Umno-controlled paper losing two defamation lawsuits that Lim Guan Eng filed against it.
With friends like The Star, Utusan doesn’t need enemies.
See Twitter handle ‘@imokman’ above and “@imokman @hannahyeoh = DAP SuperCyber Bully” below. For those still in the dark, @imokman is the DAP election strategist whom The Star happily promoted as a Twitter personality.