Connecting With The Younger Generation Through Twitter

Posted on  22/10/2011  |  Media Centre

SATURDAY, 22 OCTOBER 2011 06:27

Bandar Seri Begawan – The Chairman of Asia Inc Forum, Dato Timothy Ong, who is also a relatively new Twitter user, said that the reason why he has been actively involved with social media is to obtain real-time information about what’s happening in the world and the latest developments.

He said he would like to know what the young people are saying in the country, adding that he was more sociable in dealing with people the same age as he was.

He also said the ideas from the younger demographic “are what we need for the future of the country”.

He also explained that he was never comfortable with technology, and to change and follow the latest trends (using Twitter) still makes him uncomfortable, but he did so for a change.

“Social media is here to stay. It is good to do something that we fear or do something that we are not comfortable with. This change for ourselves will help us in life. Many things we desire in life but we need to make changes and that require courage.

“Each stage in our lives is very scary but very important as well. The key is if it is really what we want we just need to find the courage to change in life,” he said.

With a great number of followers, many practitioners will change to social media platform including small and medium enterprises and this will inspire developer to new applications, he explained.

Dato Timothy Ong was one of the invited speakers during the first-ever social media conference called ‘Brunei Online, Social Media: That’s Where It’s @’ held yesterday at the Radisson Hotel in the capital.

According to Dato Timothy’s Twitter feed yesterday, he said, “Enjoying first SocMed (Social Media) forum. Great to be with lively members of our SocMed community. Thank you Tweeps for your kind remarks.”

At the end of the conference, he also tweeted a message congratulating the organisers for a successful event.

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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