Thursday, 16 July 2009

Inter“net”esting

A friend of mine went for a talk by the head of strategy of a local conglomerate and came back with some very interesting points…

The bandwidth usage increased 10 folds in the last couple of years. No, it was not due to blogs. It’s due to facebook and youtube.

Malaysia ranks amongst the world’s top 3 countries for having the most Friendster users.

If you think the KL-ites and the PJ-ians contributed to this, think again. In Malaysia, the top state in terms of the most Friendster users is Pahang, followed by Sabah.

I will not be surprise if Malaysia ranks amongst the world’s top countries for facebook user based on percentage of population. Does it tell you anything?

12 comments:

jam said...

Then I am the 'Special One'! Haha, I dun use facebook nor friendster.

jemima said...

*gives Jam a high-5*

I'm special like Jam. No facebook nor friendster account too. :p

Jerine said...

I think the stats is wrong. I'm not really sure. But I think people in the US uses more of those networking site.

Looks like you've been updating a lot lately.

Terra Shield said...

Malaysians are a very bored bunch of people who are also shy but find networking very important?

§pinzer said...

nothing else better to do i guess?

but hey, come for the next one, Mr Afzal, CEO of the somewhat dead Time Dotcom Bhd... let's see wht he has to say

Brian Kinney said...

LOL that Malaysians don't have a life?

Ai Shiang said...

I think Friendster is boring lah.

Have they not discovered Facebook yet? Anyway, after 1 year, I think Facebook is also boring lah. Hahaha! I'm hard case.

pinknpurplelizard said...

It tells me that many Msians do not have other hobbies to fill their time. They are dependent on the Net for entertainment. I wonder why don't they venture out.

Pahang and Sabah are rather quiet places and should be excused for high Net usage. Pity them la... Let's not pick on the ulu citizens of Msia, they have no choice la...

bosscat said...

no la.. pity them.. with their internet speed at their state. don't think is fast enough for them to access facebook or youtube!!!

LoL. so friendster and myspace will be their alternate choice!

muahhahahahahaha

TRACE said...

hmm...what about other statistics?
good one!

zewt said...

jam - dont be so special anymore lah.

jemima - ditto...

Jerine - this is from a former Mckenzie analyst... i trust him :)

Terra Shield - hahaha... we are social network freaks!

Spinzer - yeah, i might go for that actually.

zewt said...

Brian Kinney - seriously mate... what's with the new nick?

Ai Shiang - i think at that time.... no facenook yet lah.

pinknpurplelizard - hahahaha... and we will soon play all games thru the net too, no more actual socialising and gaming.

bosscat - well, don be surprise they are up there when it comes to facebook too...

TRACE - hmmm... waht other?