Tonight, TM will launch their 1st social networking site called Yemmz. TM calls it a social trading network- “Social Networking and E-commerce site for local communities”.
In my opinion TM is not re-inventing something new here. There are already other sites like lelong.com.MY and eBay Malaysia plus a bunch of other similar sites that allows E-commerce.
Since my last my post on Yemmz, I have not tried it out yet. I believe, what TM has developed would only cater those who wants to buy or sell something online, not those who wants to Facebook and has something what Ruumz has to offer.
TM should be doing something to cater the masses. As for social networking, Facebooks leads in Malaysia in terms of traffic. And all these “Facebook Internet traffic” is going out of Malaysia.
TM blames that ”more than 80% of Internet traffic is going out of Malaysia” and they cannot promise good Internet experience to customers. That is true because the reality is- whatever content that TM has to offer is not something that Malaysians want and as for their latest project on Yemmz, it shows that TM still don’t get it- Malaysians wants to Facebook & Twitter, not Yemmz!
If TM wants to know, there are plenty of Malaysians out there with lots of interesting ideas. The money that TM has wasted in content and services could be put into better use by investing in ideas regardless if these ideas where developed within TM or not. Because in the end, once these content or service is up and running, people will know that TM has supported it and of course TM makes money as well.
YES!- TM has contents and service, but how is Bluehyppo doing so far, and their recently revamped music service, is it still alive? Look at Hypp.TV, it is an interesting IPTV service that was developed by Malaysia based Syqic. Hyppy.TV sits in the Internet but it is only accessible to Streamyx users.
If TM is really serious into giving Malaysians a better content and service(keeping these 80% Internet traffic within Malaysia) they should start being innovative and open to ideas. TM- If you need ideas, give me a call, I can give it to you for free.
I am not attending the Yemmz launch event because I got to attend this tonight.
If you want to attend the Yemmz launch event tonight, RSVP on Facebook here.