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Three of Malaysia's most inspiring netizens: DiGi awards

AvantiKumar | July 18, 2014
This year's DiGi WWWoW Internet for All Awards finale saw three category winners who have made full use of the internet to provide easy access to information, said DiGi's Christian Thrane.

DiGi WWOW 2014 Finale modified 

Photo -  Christian Thrane, Chief Marketing Officer of DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd with some of the winners and partners of DiGi WWWoW Awards 2014.

 

Malaysian telecom DiGi's WWWoW Internet for All Awards 2014, which honours netizens in the country, has announced three category winners including the winner for the Judges Choice Award.

During the finale, DiGi chief marketing officer Christian Thrane said the winners, who walked away with RM25,000 [US$7,853] cash each, are: Christina Mei Mei Ng from Welcome to Shoe Heaven (Commerce award); James Lee Thim Heng of Doghouse 73 Pictures (Content award), Teng Say Aun of 4Charity (Community award); and Pocotee Loh of Pocotee & Friends (Judges Choice award).

"[WWWoW] is an avenue for us to acknowledge Malaysians netizens who have made full use of the internet to provide easy access to information and knowledge, and make products and services accessible to everyone regardless of socio-economic circumstances or geography," said Thrane.

"The role of netizens in creating and proliferating online content and services is key to nurturing a thriving internet ecosystem," he said. "We believe the internet has huge potential in empowering individuals and communities. In line with our mission to deliver Internet for All, we will continue to create opportunities and platforms such as the DiGi WWWOW Awards to engage users and help them realise the full benefits of being connected."

The DiGi WWWOW Internet For All Awards 2014 received 750 entries and 50,000 votes, over a period of 8 weeks since the launch in April. There were also 6,500 tweets carrying the #DGWWWOW hashtag recorded, which created more than 10 million impressions to date, while the WWWOW microsite saw 238,230 page views from 97,967 visitors. Endorsed by the Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission (MCMC), this year's awards programme recognised Malaysia's top talents in Commerce, Content and Community who have inspired others to achieve greater things and do more good through the power of the internet.

 

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