While researching a story a couple of weeks back, I interviewed an expert who advises hotels on how best to use social media. He told me that some clients were starting to realize that social media is here to stay, and that they had better start making good use of it. Social media is here […]
Just a quick note, in these times of ongoing Thailand-Cambodia clashes, that I maintain a public Twitter list of Thailand journalists and commentators. There are currently 40 members. You’ll find print and TV reporters, both foreign and Thai, as well as various writers, bloggers, and other observers here. The list is, I hope, a helpful […]
View Map of People on Twitter in Thailand in a larger map Richard Barrow (@RichardBarrow) has created a Google Map of Thailand Twitter users. Could be a helpful resource if you’re looking for tweets from various parts of the country.
A quick note to point out that Chiranuch Premchaiporn, director of the independent Thai news site Prachatai, was arrested Friday and held for several hours for allegedly running afoul of Thailand’s Computer Crime Act and committing lese majeste, or insulting the royal family. The charges reportedly stem from a 2009 complaint that offensive comments — […]
Note: This is cross-posted to Siam Voices, a new group-run Thailand blog at Asian Correspondent. Arguments over stipulations in the Thai constitution. Court rulings. Frustrated investors. Beguiled local people. Sound familiar? No, this isn’t the Map Ta Phut industrial estate case. It’s a different snafu entirely — but one with certain similarities. This high-tech imbroglio […]
From today’s WSJ: Mobile Service Targets Cambodia’s ‘Unbanked’: How do you roll out a banking service in a place where most people don’t have bank accounts? Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. tackled that question in developing WING, a banking and payment system it launched in Cambodia early last year.
Cool Tools: Hands-Free Phone-Interview Setup: It’s a serious issue in contemporary journalism: how do you record phone interviews while using a headset? The post points to the Olympus TP-7 telephone recorder and this more elaborate setup (pictured above). Related Newley.com post: Some thoughts on audio recorders.
Economist: Mobile phones in South-East Asia: Talk is cheap Take a taxi in Bangkok and the driver’s mobile phone is sure to chirp. A long conversation ensues, usually by speakerphone, since few cabbies bother with headsets. It is not just that cabbies are chatty; it is also that talk is cheap. Once reserved for the […]
Today’s WSJ: Thai Groups Denounce Web Censorship: BANGKOK–Criticism over Thailand’s efforts to curb political debate online is mounting as the government restricts thousands of websites following deadly protest clashes earlier this year. Thai authorities say they have blocked at least 40,000 Web pages this year, according to the government’s Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, […]
I’ve been meaning, for some time, to write a post about audio recorders. Over the past few years, I’ve had the opportunity to play with use several recorders for casual and professional purposes. And I thought it would be helpful to compile a few tips and suggestions in one place. So here goes: For interviews […]