MALAYSIA has about 500,000 active bloggers, ranking the country among the highest in the world after Indonesia and the European Union,Utusan Malaysia reported.
According to Universiti Malaya media department lecturer, Dr Abu Hassan Hasbullah, this showed the power of blogs in influencing the thinking of the people, especially about politics.
He said blogs currently had a wide reach considering how many Internet users visited these sites everyday.
“Our research shows that 70% of the election results were influenced by information in the blogs,” he said.
Dr Abu Hassan said the ruling government could use blogs but pointed out that it would take a long time for it to be popular.
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