Malaysians flock to online media during MCO

TheStar Thu, Apr 02, 2020 08:50am - 3 years View Original

According to Mydin Mohamed Holdings Bhd (Mydin) managing director Datuk Wira Dr Ameer Ali Mydin(pic), while there has been a surge in demand for Mydin’s online grocery delivery services, the hypermarket chain is struggling with capacity constraints.

PETALING JAYA: Malaysians have flocked to online media outlets for news and information ever since the Movement Control Order (MCO) started on March 18 with The Star Online experiencing huge growth in traffic.

A study by the Malaysian Digital Association (MDA) and SimilarWeb showed desktop and mobile web traffic surged during the third week of March, evidenced by sequential year-on-year growth rates.

Sequential traffic surged between 190% and 250% during the rolling seven-day period in the third week of March for eight key publisher platforms.


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