No, obviously not. First, let’s take a look at Groupon Malaysia’s visits for the month
of September 2011, as per below:
That’s a whopping 1,664,911 unique visitors in the month of September alone. Let’s compare this with the report that was published by a local newspaper on the 17th of November 2011 entitled “Dealmates overtakes Groupon”.
“Dealmates has overtaken Groupon in terms of Website traffic in Malaysia, receiving about 247,000 visitors for September”.
So how does that tally? Not even comparable.
Now let me just add that although I know Joel Neoh as a friend, and that I don’t know anyone from Dealmates, I am not blogging about this out of biasness. I just simply hate the fact that lies can be spread on something as influential as local newspapers.
That’s right, the problem is not that Dealmates could come out with such a report, rather, how the newspaper could even publish it! Next time, please do your homework and check/clarify data first before accepting and publishing anything on your paper, otherwise your credibility will be affected and though it may not rock the boat now, it certainly lends towards a negative perception when done enough times.
Malaysian newspapers, please buck up. Now let me watch my football in peace, Malaysia’s leading 1 over Indonesia woo hoo! #MASvsIND