Facebook in Malaysia?

*Note: this entry depicts my views only and not of anyone else.

I was driving to work early morning today listening to hitz.fm and I heard something very unusual!


First, what program I was listening to? 🙂




Well, my favorite in Malaysian Radio – The Morning Crew with JJ and Rudy! These guys are good…



So what was the unusual thing then?

I don’t know if this was an ad or just conversation but it went something like this:

JJ: Join facebook lah…
Rudy: What’s facebook man?
JJ: *gives a very good Malaysian-ized version of what facebook is – very accurate*
Rudy: Cool, I gota … *something something*

**Note: the above conversation is as per what I remember and is by no means the exact words of JJ and Rudy

In short, they were promoting facebook!


Fantastic for 2 reasons:

1. If this was an ad, I would have never dreamed that facebook would care to put an ad in Malaysia! Excellent isn’t it? I mean facebook keeping Malaysia in their radar 🙂

2. If this was just views of Rudy and JJ – nothing to say here – facebook definitely is the kind of brad that would accumulate such loyalty that it would get free airtime – the same precious airtime that others pay thousands to get!


Comments (5)

  1. Nasir says:

    Well, "facebook" happens to have been accepted into some dictionaries as of 2008, both as a noun and as a verb.

    So have "google" and "yahoo/ym" in the past, both of which are enjoying similar benefits all the while too — practically everyone who uses the Net keep on promoting them, for free.  

    Any idea Rohan, if any of Microsoft’s (current and past) many products contribute to English vocabs?  (besides "Windows", "Powerpoint", "MSN", "Hotmail" etc. being described as trademarks)

  2. Garry Trinder says:

    Yea, I agree…

    outlook would be another 🙂

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