Monday, November 5, 2012

Man In The Web

TIMOTHY Tiah needs no introduction to those who are familiar with the local blogosphere. He is the face behind blog advertising outfit Nuffnang, which serves as a bridge to connect bloggers with the business community and to generate income. A prolific blogger himself, Penang-born Tiah, 28, now helms a business empire that spans seven countries.

In 2005, Tiah was a Bachelor of Science in Economics student at University College London (UCL), United Kingdom. He planned to become an investment banker upon graduation but it was not meant to be.

When he eventually graduated a year later, Tiah was determined to pursue what he strongly believed would be the next big thing in the Internet world — blogging.

He already had a measure of success with Leng Mow, a humour blog which he started during his final year in college. The blog became very popular in London, especially among Malaysians there, with a few thousand followers.

Tiah then set up, a non-profit web page that matched tuition teachers with potential students in specific areas in Malaysia.

Before long, his passion for blogging and doing things online have gained him a network of bloggers. Tiah then realised that there would be a lot of benefits to be gained by linking bloggers with advertisers.

Read more : NST Online

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