A big snowstorm, Nemo*, is now making landfall in the Northeast. I just Tweeted some NYC-specific Twitter accounts worth following, and thought I’d share them here as well: 1. #FF NYC #NEMO storm resources: @mtainsider @notifynyc @nycgov @nycarecs @nwsnewyorkny @conedison @nycmayorsoffice @nyc_dot @ny_njairports — Newley Purnell (@newley) February 8, 2013 2. #FF NYC #NEMO storm […]
A quick follow up on my post yesterday highlighting the BBC video report on Dejchat Phuangket, a Bangkok motorcycle taxi driver and social media maven. Thanks to Byron at Coconuts Bangkok for getting in touch to say that his site has also run items on Khun Dejchat. The first post provides an overview of Dejchat’s […]
The BBC has a video report today on Dejchat Phuangket, a Bangkok motorcycle taxi driver who has become renowned for his blogging and Tweeting: His mode of transport is one of Bangkok’s most basic – the motorbike. But it is Dejchat Phuangket’s command of cutting edge technology that has turned him into Thailand’s most famous […]
The AP reports today: Thailand is welcoming Twitter’s new policy to censor tweets in specific nations where the content might break laws. Technology minister Anudith Nakornthap said Monday the new policy was a “constructive” development. The Southeast Asian country routinely blocks websites with content deemed offensive to the Thai monarchy. Jon Russell has more at […]
I wanted to share this cell phone picture of a T-shirt I spotted at a market in Bangkok’s Silom neighborhood last night. Yes, it says “RE TWEET ME.” Further proof — as if any were needed — of Twitter’s global influence. Naturally, I Tweeted the pic, and Twitter user @_JustMelissa posted the excellent image below […]
Tweet of the day, from the Thai-ASEAN News Network (TAN). It says: Cyber picture of monk planking on a stair railing has stirred up criticisms among Thai Internet users. Yes, that would be planking. And no, I haven’t seen the image.
A few links to share about today’s big news: Brian Stelter, in the NYT, on how the news broke: The terse announcement came just after 9:45 p.m. Sunday from Dan Pfeiffer, the White House communications director. “POTUS to address the nation tonight at 10:30 PM Eastern Time,” he wrote on Twitter, sharing the same message […]
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 […]
Thailand’s TAN News Network on Twitter not long ago: Related: yesterday’s post. Update: To be clear, despite the wording of this tweet, no coup is underway. The TV outage led to chatter, on Twitter, about coup rumors. Just a point of clarification. As you were…
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.