KUALA LUMPUR: If you are a Malaysian and you have your own blog, the odds are that youâ€™re a woman, aged 25 or under.
Sixty-four per cent of local bloggers are female and 74% of them are in that age group.
This is a finding of an international online survey involving
more than 25,000 Microsoft MSN web portal visitors in August and September.
The survey, Blogging Asia: A Windows Live Report, was conducted in Hong Kong, India, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.
It found that 41% of Malaysians who went online also blogged.
Malaysiaâ€™s bloggers primarily do it for entertainment and to share their lives with family and friends.
â€œBlogging has moved into the mainstream in Asia and Malaysia, and has become a popular way to stay in touch with family and friends,â€ said Grant Watts, Microsoft South-East Asia general manager for online services group.
The survey found that 56% of Malaysians blogged to express passionately held views, while 49% blogged to keep friends and family updated.
Some 34% just like having a little corner of cyberspace to call their own.
Only a small number, about 3%, said they were practising â€œcitizen journalism.â€
As for blog-reading habits, 63% of respondents
said they read blogs for entertainment, while technology, travel and music were the three most widely read blog topics across Asia and in Malaysia.
The majority of blog readers, 81%, are most interested in blogs written by friends or family.
Far behind in popularity are blogs by celebrities, pop stars and workmates.
Blogs by business leaders and politicians garner the least interest.
Blog readers said they looked for good writing and plenty of pictures.
My comment – Oh, really?Â
Cyberpartygal(November 30, 2006 - 12:41 am)
The point about “plenty of pictures” is spot on.
Samm(November 30, 2006 - 1:01 am)
Make “Blogging for $$$$” a big time hit lah. That real blogging for me. The rest…. WOMBAT!!
mumsgather(November 30, 2006 - 2:11 am)
Yeah. Oh, really?
menj(November 30, 2006 - 7:30 am)
Heh, I must show this to the gf. I keep persuading her to blog but she refused each time. Duh.
Samm(November 30, 2006 - 11:02 am)
Menj – u really wanna do dat ah…. once she starts to blog ah, you’ll be set aside for good woh. not sked meh….
menj(December 1, 2006 - 12:27 am)
Err..joint-bloging la auntie Samm,how to be sked? Hehehe….
Immomsdaughter(December 1, 2006 - 2:23 am)
Yay, I’m 25 or under!!!
paid survey scam(January 23, 2007 - 10:21 am)
paid survey scam
Like the prices vary for different number of responses or for the
Bookmaker(April 4, 2008 - 5:11 pm)
Women love to talk and give their opinions so of course lah Hehehe
Interestingly, the figures released by Facebook last November also indicated that 72% of people who joined Facebook from Malaysia are female. What are all the men doing online? Watching porn?
Free paid survey(June 26, 2008 - 2:59 pm)
I find that most of my visitors – in fact over 90% from Malaysia are female – looking for work from home opportunities. It would be interesting to find out what the males do?