DiGi celebrates Internet for All with the WWWoW Awards

Press Release
June 12, 2011

Over 5,000 entries received to date for DiGi WWWoW Awards
Malaysia's first people's choice Internet awards welcomed by netizens

Shah Alam, 13 JUNE 2011: DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd ("DiGi") today revealed that nominations and voting for the DiGi WWWoW Awards are growing by the day. Netizens in Malaysia are urged to not to miss out on becoming a part of the first people's choice Internet awards for Malaysians by Malaysians

According to DiGi's Head of Marketing Services, Sulin Lau, "The viral response received for our Internet awards has been fantastic. It shows that this Internet awards is perfectly timed to accord due recognition to the many talented people in the social media sphere. The engagement level of our nominated Internet content creators and users as they campaign for more votes also demonstrates how much fun these extraordinary, talented Malaysians are having in using the Internet."

"In fact the competition is getting tougher with the 5,000 nominees we have recorded in the 7 week period since the nomination and voting kicked off. The blogs need all the votes that they can get in order to win. There have been 195,000 votes cast in the 7-week time period but all the nominees need many, many more. I urge everyone to vote for your favourites or submit more nominations as both are still open till 20 June this year," she added.

Since DiGi launched the awards in April 2011 to celebrate Internet for all, organisations such as Exabytes, Innity, and says.my have come on board as partners. The support from partners and Netizens have turned the DiGi WWWoW Awards into a viral buzzword. The hashtag #digiwwwow has been tagged thousands of times, the award name generates 3.14 million results on Google search, and the wwwow.my website has recorded over 500,000 visitors and 2,300,000 page views.

The DiGi WWWoW Awards is the first people's choice Internet awards for Malaysians by Malaysians. A collaborative project with ASTRO, Era.fm, Hitz.fm, Google, Yahoo!, MSN, Nuffnang, Lowyat.net, Malaysia Airlines, Mudah.my, Flickr, Karangkraf, Says.my, Exabytes, Innity and the Malaysian Digital Association (MDA), winners will be nominated and voted for by Malaysian Netizens.

Running from 21 April - 20 June 2011, the DiGi WWWoW Awards pays tribute to ordinary Malaysians who are doing extraordinary things online - from publishing their own opinions, producing their own TV shows, starting new businesses, or mobilising the power of the Internet for good causes.

Malaysians can vote for their favourites on WWWoW.my. There are sixteen awards up for grabs with the Blogger of the Year Award receiving the highest number of nominees, as of end of May 2011.

  1. Top Makan Makan Expert Award
  2. Top Kay Poh Award
  3. Fave Tech Head Award
  4. Online Shop of The Year Award
  5. Blogger of the Year Award
  6. Video of the Year Award
  7. Must Follow Personality Award
  8. Picture of the Year Award
  9. Top LOL (humour) Award
  10. Best Internet for Good Award
  11. Fave Malaysian Male Online Celebrity Award
  12. Fave Malaysian Female Online Celebrity Award
  13. Fave Person over 40 Award
  14. Fave Person under 15 Award
  15. Online Story of the Year Award
  16. Best Internet For All Idea/Campaign Award

The winners of all 16 awards will be announced during a yellow carpet gala award event on 12 July 2011.

For more information, log on to www.wwwow.my.


About DiGi
DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd provides mobile voice, internet and broadband services. It is committed to driving Malaysia's growth by building a mobile internet and broadband environment that enables true connectivity, creates socio-economic development, and helps businesses grow. DiGi continues to be a game-changer for the Malaysian telecommunications industry, with a solid history of product and service innovation, and is a leader in driving progressive and responsible business practices. Listed on Bursa Malaysia, it is part of global telecommunications provider Telenor Group. For more information about DiGi, please visit www.digi.com.my

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Communications Department