Studies reveal that there are 17.5 million internet users in Malaysia in 2012 and in 2016, this number will increase by 20% to 21 million users. It was estimated that Malaysian internet users spend nearly 20 hours per week online with 32.1% of that time on social medias, followed by 11.5% for entertainment. Thus, social media accounts for one-third of all time spent online.
Social medias has become a standard tool in communication and very important to many people. If you don’t think this is true, then you might want to read the passage below:
At the recent New York Times forum in Singapore, Eleonora Sharef, a co-founder of HireArt, was explaining what new skills employers were seeking from job applicants, but she really got the audience’s attention when she mentioned that her search firm was recently told by one employer that it wouldn’t look at any applicant for a marketing job who didn’t have at least 2,000 Twitter followers — and the more the better. She didn’t disclose the name of the firm, but she told me that it wasn’t Twitter. – THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN, NYT Columnist (more…)