Thursday, April 03, 2008

They Don't Blog Like They Used To No More.

One university professor says Malaysia and Indonesia have the highest number of bloggers. He's the university professor so I gotta believe what he says since people like that will tell you they've got data and statistics to back up what they're shouting about. Otherwise they wouldn't be university professors with a PhD. I haven't been doing much thinking along academic line but it must have been something in the coffee that got me to feel academic to come up with my own analysis why people in these two countries consider blogging a national pastime.
It's the politicians.
Yup, they are as good a source as any that can get people highly charged and motivated to blog about because blog is, in many ways, a form of venting your anger, frustration and complaints to an intelligent being who talks back at you known as PCs.
Bloggers need politicians the way fish need water to live. Without politicians, blogging world would be as silent as hell left behind by its occupants after having served their terms of punishment to be inducted to the lowest section of heaven. Which is why I believe, blogging activities in Malaysia have increased tremendously over the last few weeks after the election. It's the politicians. They are still at it, playing politics, saying one thing today and another tomorrow. Saying stupid things and making stupid policies. All these are deliberately done with bloggers in mind - to feed bloggers with enough materials to write about. In the end, nobody cares about where the country is going because what could be more important than blogging?
Which is why you don' get all that many bloggers in developed countries like Norway or Sweden. They blog but not the kinda blog you find here. And they don't spend all that much time blogging because they gotta keep busy making things, designing things, creating things, manufacturing things, or volunteering. We volunteer too, like going to London to save Sufiah. Again, it's the politician who said this and it is as good as any to blog about. You know very well they are going to London to enjoy what's left of Spring and to shop.
I say, keep doing what you're doing, politicians. Let's turn the whole country into a blogging nation. That way we don't have to work so hard because no one seems to value hard work anymore anyway.
You can also arrive at the final analysis that the more politically unstable a country, the better it is for bloggers. Malaysia is fast become the number one blogger country and you know why given the current political situation. And the beauty is, no one is interested to bring this to a speedy end so we can get back to work.
So blog away, folk! It's good for the country.


Blogger tokasid said...

Salam Bergen:

Aduh!Pedas nye...LOL!But I ate the cili padi right?

Yes, you don't need to be a university proffessor to know that.
Blogging activities shoots up more than 500% after the Parliament was dissolved and as the days prior to election nears these blogging became like a craze. Its still high but its going down.Most probably in a month's time everything can be back to normal,InsyaALLAH.

Maybe Malaysia can have a Blogger's Academy Award , like the virtual reality shows where we get people to sms who wins what. but just make sure Mawi is not a blogger otherwise he'll win hands down. This will the first in the world!

1:45 PM  
Blogger Monster Mom said...

Of course la... if not people like Rocky or Patrick Niamah will not have anything to blog about....

6:36 PM  
Blogger cakapaje said...

Salam bergen,

Now, is that Malaysia Boleh, or Malaysia Tak Boleh?

Or should I ask Doc TA the question? Hmm...hang on, think I'll blog about it :)

7:57 PM  
Blogger Kata Tak Nak said...

Dulu nak dapat 150 hits sehari pun sakit. Dekat elections buleh dapat 300 to 400. After elections dapat 600 to 700 now tapering to about 500. malaysians do love politics la.

8:43 PM  
Anonymous Dhahran Sea said...

Good observation Sir! Looks like I have to postpone my intention to blog for a while... let things cool down a bit? But seriously, juggling the time to blog & doing our job is challenging & striking a balance is not going to be easy... one thing for sure, please continue your blogging, its something that I'm becoming addicted to for the past few months... salam.

8:30 PM  
Blogger said mirro said...

yes, it's enough for someone to have a PhD to be scared of and known as an intellect. add a bit of tan sri in front, he/she will become a scarecrow!

10:38 PM  
Blogger Theta said...

Ouch! This one really takes the cake. I guess it goes to show that those from big, developed countries aren't as politically-savvy as we are. :-)

5:48 PM  
Anonymous elviza said...

Ouchhhh! Did someone just get himslef/herself slapped?

Certainly wasn't me... tra la la la la la la

10:43 PM  
Blogger bergen said...

Thank you for dropping in, folks!

10:03 AM  
Blogger Zawi said...

Bergen Sir,
Didn't they say only non working women are blogging in Malaysia? How could there be so many of them?
Its funny cos even the monkey god is a blogger now.

2:59 PM  

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