This is a comment from a reader.
Assalamualaikum Tuan Syed,
I'm M*****a and I've been a silent reader (and fan) of your blog. I love your blog and your work on exposing the lies and crime of the Pakatan Rakyat.
Anyway, I just want to let you know my observation of how PR is instigating my generation (gen X downwards).
Their internet 'marketing' strategy, I must say, is brilliant. People of my generation would subscribe to FB and more often read links and posts on FB than they do blogs. Just when there are any 'sensational' news, these PR cybertroopers would send all sorts of 'marketing' materials to be 'shared' among FB users IMMEDIATELY. It will include doctored youtube videos, photoshopped videos, fake infographics, links to all sorts of articles, etc. I remembered, there was a scandal involving Rosmah and her US$24 million Jacob diamond ring, they even "cut & paste" on a Utusan Malaysia newspaper template an article that said she menabung since she was young to buy that ring. And you'd be surprised at how many of my friend believed that article to be true! There are many others that I'd get finger aches to write all the fake articles and infographics that they do.
As you know, Obama won the first Presidential election because of the smart and aggressive internet marketing done by his cybertroopers. UMNO has VERY BAD cybertroopers. They should hire expert cybertroopers who are trained to neutralize debates, create the 'benefit of doubt', attack the lies made by the PR cybertroopers. But I don't see this happening at all. I hardly see any videos even as entertaining as the Pakatan's cybertroopers have made.
The buzz word of internet marketing is 'viral marketing'. If you make an entertaining enough video, it can go viral. With the resources of UMNO, I'm sure you guys can gather cybertroopers BETTER than those of PR. Heck, buat the video hollywood quality la.
I'm not trying to sell you anything or my services, because I'm an internet marketer myself. I'm just letting you know that I am concerned at the apathy of UMNO people on the strength of the internet.
If you can, please bring this up to the powers that be so that they will do something.