7Days News Journal, Eleven Media Group and The Irrawaddy (Burmese Version) Facebook pages are top three. They all are local printing media. Eleven Media claimed that they are top one printing media in Myanmar. 7Days News Journal, which is under parent company – Information Matrix, is a journal. Also they are publishing newspaper like Eleven Media does. They both are competing in local news market. The Irrawaddy was a foreign based online media organization. Starting from last three year, they have been publishing Journals in English and Myanmar language in Myanmar and other countries. They have strong experience online. So it isn’t hard for them to invade Myanmar online media market.
On the fourth, you may be seeing YoYarLay. YoYarLay is an online media, started by Tun New Technology. I leaded since 2012 and today it became top 4 Facebook page in Myanmar. It is top one community page in Myanmar. The fact that makes YoYarLay differ from other media is content. The content articles, news shared by YoYarLay are educational, motivation and inspirational.
On the fifth, Aung San Su Kyi, a Burmese opposition politician and chairperson of the National League for Democracy in Burma, is standing in the list. As far as I know, she is not using social media. She may be aware of future growth of social media. Today the page may be managing by people who support and work for her and NLD. The page is getting lots of local and international fans.
Sai Sai Kham Leng, one of the most famous male singer in Myanmar, is sixth most famouse Facebook page in Myanmar. He is top one celebrity in Myanmar, having lots of follower in his personal account and on Facebook page. He is managing his page and some people may be consulting him. Wutt Hmone Shwe Yi, one of the most actress in Myanmar, is standing on top 8. She is also having lots of offline fan. Telenor Myanmar is on seventh and Ooredoo Myanmar is at 10. VOA Burmese Fan Page, a radio station based in American, targeting Myanmar nationals, is at 8.
By researching the list, people are using Facebook to read news. Then they find for their favorite celebrity. Facebook engagement and user population in Myanmar will be still getting grow in 2015.
Author: Aung Kham