WHAT happens when someone steals your identity online as in the case of Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin? Do impersonator Facebook and Twitter accounts constitute identity theft? And what is being done and can be done about preventing these fake accounts?
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak led the Barisan Nasional charge online in Malaysia’s first “social media election”. From the statistics, our prime minister appears immensely popular on social media. But do these statistics co-relate with the actual popularity or likeability of the Prime Minister? What is the true story behind these statistics?
IF you’re a Malaysian reading this, you will have seen what happened at Bersih 3.0. Whether or not you were in Kuala Lumpur on 28 April, or glued to Facebook or Twitter, you must have encountered images, videos, or reports of the colossal rally that started as a festive sit-in and ended in tear gas. […]
IN the days before and after the Bersih 2.0 rally for electoral reform, Malaysian social networks were buzzing like never before. Internet chatter was centred around the biggest campaign in town: the street march in the heart of Kuala Lumpur on 9 July 2011. Thanks to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, users had a platform to […]
THEATRE practitioner, writer and aspiring politician Fahmi Fadzil has become a minor celebrity after agreeing to tweet 100 times that he defamed a publishing company. Fahmi had published a tweet about a pregnant friend who purportedly resigned from Female magazine due to poor human resource practices by her employer, BluInc Media. In his 100-tweet apology, […]
The endless distractions on Facebook are the bane of my working life. As a freelance consultant, I need discipline and a strict schedule to meet tight deadlines. But then a friend from university announces his baby is having problems feeding, and so I stop my work to suggest strategies for feeding babies. Or to respond […]
THE day after police forcefully broke up peaceful candlelight vigils held on 1 Aug 2010 against the Internal Security Act (ISA), and arrested 36 people in Petaling Jaya and Penang, I followed a debate on Twitter. It was between a young lawyer and a Barisan Nasional (BN) Member of Parliament (MP). The gist of their […]
THE number of Members of Parliament (MPs) who fully participated in the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project is just slightly more than those who did not, at 113 to 109. There are a total of 222 MPs in the Dewan Rakyat. Pakatan Rakyat (PR) MPs were the most participative, with 61 or 80.2% out […]
MPs on Twitter who replied to the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project: PAS http://twitter.com/KhalidSamad http://twitter.com/DrDzul http://twitter.com/Docmarjan PKR http://twitter.com/anwaribrahim http://twitter.com/leeboonchye http://twitter.com/SivarasaRasiah http://twitter.com/AzminAli http://twitter.com/tianchua http://twitter.com/n_izzah http://twitter.com/mpkapar http://twitter.com/Selayang97 http://twitter.com/fuziah99 http://twitter.com/Ngobalakrishnan DAP http://twitter.com/mkula http://twitter.com/wongholeng http://twitter.com/mpklang http://twitter.com/Senggiaw http://twitter.com/limlipeng http://twitter.com/TeoNieChing http://twitter.com/anthonyloke http://twitter.com/teresakok http://twitter.com/chongeng http://twitter.com/tonypua BN http://twitter.com/PKamalanathan http://twitter.com/saifuddinabd http://twitter.com/syedhamidalbar http://twitter.com/weekasiongmp http://twitter.com/mpkotabelud http://twitter.com/Khairykj http://twitter.com/liowtionglai http://twitter.com/skdevamany
It is significant that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is making the effort to meet members of the public who take the internet seriously. It is also significant that he says he wants it to be a regular part of his leadership. In fact, he is having a tea party with his online fans […]