May 31, 2019

Social Media Malaysia

Social Media Malaysia - Syed Khalid Alwee Aljuned

Social Media Malaysia recently listed itself to write for influencers in a Facebook Group that consists of people who are in the industry, namely, the agencies, influencers and freelancers and many were quite perplexed about this new Facebook page. We went further and we met the person in charge of the website, Khalid Aljuned.
“Well, I am passionate about social media. I have been analysing and consulting companies close to 10 years now and I have learnt a lot and at the same time I want to share what I learnt to others but my ultimate objective is for this industry, the social media industry to be a respected one because many people, including myself are reliant on this industry. I mean, social media at one time was seen as a kid’s play, then people found it to be a suitable platform to share their opinion, but most came from politics.”, he quipped.
Social Media Malaysia - Syed Khalid Alwee Aljuned
Social Media Malaysia
Social Media Malaysia is just a website I want to aggregate and share my thoughts on. I want to share about influencers, the stories that went viral, social media analytics and everything under social media. The last 9 years, I joined forces with Human Resources Development Ministry and we toured all over Malaysia (twice) to all major cities and I was to explain to people the importance of social media and how businesses can use this as a marketing tool. Back then, not many see this as a tool but more of a medium to meet people online. Now, organisations are spending larger and larger percentage of their advertising budget into social media marketing as it is much cheaper than conventional advertising.”
Syed Khalid Alwee Aljuned
Syed Khalid Alwee Aljuned
Khalid Aljuned, who also carries the role of Vice President of Social Media Chambers told of the Malaysian social media scene “Malaysians are becoming more social media savvy nowadays, especially the younger generations. There is a general discontent of the young folk wanting to change how things are done and they are voicing out, unafraid, in social media where else the older generation are a bit more timid to share their opinions online”. 

“Social media is a very powerful tool. A big chunk of Malaysia Baru was achieved by means of Social Media messaging and communications. But at the same time, there needs to be more awareness on the dangers of social media too. For example, recently there was a death of a school girl where she took the advice from her Instagram followers. Many people cannot understand why this happened and its tragic. I would like to see more effort being implemented to avoid instances like this repeating. See, for young people, their lives revolves the Internet and they have never been without Internet. For us older generations, we have experienced lives without internet and social media and we know its just a communication platform. So there must some intra generational communication to ensure that both sides, the old and the young to understand and play their role in social media.”

Social Media Malaysia is relatively new to the scene and its Facebook page has even less than 50 Likes. “Its not about the number of Likes. It never was. Its about communication and being social. I want to grow this page organically and see how far it can go. And I also want to invite social media enthusiast to participate in my page where maybe one day it can have a more wholesome listing of the key players in the social media industry, sort of a reference for people who want to know about the industry”. Follow Social Media Malaysia, here.