Thursday 16 June 2011

Better than the Ultimate Facebook, it's the RM1.8 mil Yen Yen Facebook — Tay Tian Yan

JUNE 16 — Please don’t tell Zuckerberg that we have a RM1.8 million Facebook page.

Mark Zuckerberg is a co-founder of Facebook. He got an idea of creating a social networking site when he was studying in Harvard University. However, he did not have enough money.

His roommate Eduardo Saverin was from a wealthy family in Brazil. He invested a few thousand dollars in the project without asking much.

Soon after that, Facebook was created.

From a tiny dormitory, Facebook rapidly expanded to other universities and the world with its number of users increased from a few buddies in the dormitory to 600 millions worldwide.

It became a product with the lowest cost and the fastest growth while receiving the greatest response in the history of mankind.

There is only one secret behind its success, that is, it is free.

Since it is free, everyone can create their own Facebook pages. All they need to do is just switch on their computers, register, log on and use it.

If you think the free page is not good enough, you can upgrade it to a better version with advanced features by paying only about RM3.

If you still find it not satisfying enough, there is also another version called Ultimate Facebook, which provides any features that you can ever think of.

And all you have to pay is about RM12.

However, there is now another version available in Malaysia which is even better than the Ultimate Facebook. It costs RM1.8 million.

Could it be because the inflation in Malaysia is so bad that makes it so expensive?

If not, it should be because of its features then. For example, perhaps when a foreigner logs on to the page and thinks of visiting Malaysia, he would reach here with just a puff of air.

Or maybe, when he thinks of dancing with a Portuguese girl from Malacca, a graceful sweetheart would immediately walk out from his computer and dance with him.

Oops! I think I’ve thought too much.

However, it is quite normal for us to expect something different from the RM1.8 million Facebook page, right?

Deputy Tourism Minister Datuk Dr James Dawos Mamit used many jargon words when making explanation in the Parliament on 14 June, including creativity, concept, programming, coding and system.

Haven’t Zuckerberg and his friends already done all that? If so, do we still need to pay for it?

As for the so-called advertising fee, how could they include it in the cost of developing the Facebook page since they are totally two different things?

In any case, the RM1.8 million Facebook page should be rich in content, impressive in design and interactivity.

After browsing through it for a while, I found no Portuguese girl, interactive effect, search function and other expected features.

However, Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen’s smiling face is there. —

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