To someone reading this blog in the Internet, this survey finding may seem obvious. But, there are some troglodytes out there, possibly in a position of power, who may not be imbued with this level of awareness:
Young Malaysians are increasingly relying on the Internet for information and to keep themselves up-to-date, according to a recent survey by market research company Synovate.
About 45% of the Malaysian youth interviewed in the survey said they planned to use the Internet more than other media, Synovate said in a statement today.
"Young Malaysians are definitely turning to the Internet more for their information and entertainment needs and it’s not surprising that the Internet is slowly becoming the medium of choice," said managing director of Synovate in Malaysia, Steve Murphy.
"Malaysians in general have embraced blogging and bloggers alike as a way of expressing themselves and this virtual form of communications has certainly had an effect on the nation's youth," Murphy said.
"A total of 21% of Malaysian youngsters create and update their blogs regularly and this figure is expected to rise," he said.
The survey also found that young Malaysians aged eight to 24 spend an average of 1.2 hours a day on email, one hour and thirty-six minutes a day as part of online communities, two hours and 48 minutes on instant messaging and two hours and 36 minutes on other Internet activities.
Be afraid. Be very afraid. Ignore this at your own peril.