I have meant to write this ever since the first time I’ve read that pro UMNO/BN bloggers are dominating top 50, top 30, top 10 blogs being visited and being read. I know this may sound unpreferable to pro UMNO/BN bloggers, twitters and faebookers, but I beg readers to read, ponder and think to what I am going to say and write.
I know the research of ranking is done based on some sites that track the page hits received and how many have come in to read the blogs and articles. Yes, without any doubt, it is a convincing number stating you have certain amount of readers day in day out. Yes, with the numbers, we can take those readers are there to visit and read the articles and messages.
That is in blogsphere, where currently looks like pro BN cybertroopers are up ahead. It was said that 8 out of 10 top 10 are pro UMNO/BN bloggers. To that extend, I congratulate to those guys, but I also wish to address my concern.
Isn’t it look weird as if pro PR is not doing anything much in blogsphere? Yes, their hits seems to be lesser and cannot be compared to the numbers of pro UMNO/BN bloggers have and the page hits they receive.
However, in other areas of cyber, their messages is sent across through other medium – e-mails, e-groups, BBM groups twits that come from an individuals who doesn’t look like to do this full time. The content? The articles can be from the pro PR blogs, or stupid looking pro BN blogs, copy and pasted in e-mails, and sent to their circle of friends. Technically, the blogs may not get big hits, but the article itself getting hits from emails sent across the nation without going to the blog.
I myself are getting more articles from PR blogs from emails and facebook rather than being passed with pro BN or neutral thinking articles. So do some of my friends, especially those age between 20-35 years old. The best examples are the emails and status updates in twitter and facebook during AGM of UMNO or PAU. The updates against UMNO and BN are way much more rather than those pro UMNO and BN, by different individuals, and not by the same very person repeating it!!!
So, is really UMNO/BN having the upper hand in this psywar or cyber-warfare?
In my own personal view.. the alternative media still in the power of Pakatan Rakyat.. their strategy and implementation on alternative media currently is better than pro UMNO and Barisan Nasional.
My message to those pro UMNO/BN who think they have the upper hand, think again before bragging unnecessarily.
Question on cyberworld: Who is better and preferable to be read? Or politics is out of your reading dictionary and bookmarks?