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Digital Southeast Asia / Thailand in 2017 – An Overview

The guys of We Are Social and Hootsuite did it again and created an extensive collection of information about digital usage around the world (thanks for that!). I’m trying to break it down a bit while focusing on Southeast Asia and Thailand in particular. Here’s what I found interesting / useful. The region When looking at the key digital indicators we see that the penetration of internet users is still below the 50% mark and while we certainly all feel as if everybody and their moms are on Facebook we…

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Thailand’s Media Usage & Dependency

Thailand and the media! That’s a very special kind of relationship, one that is often thought to be rather superficial thanks to the success of lakorns (soap operas) and the huge amount of following they amass. However just leaving it with ‘it’s superficial’ seems rather one dimenisional and too easy of an excuse. There is certainly more going on in the relationship between Thais and people in Thailand and the media they are using and the way they are using it. Media, in Thailand, is more than just something to…

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(Online) Censorship in Southeast Asia – Presentation at #rp15 conference

I just finished giving a presentation on (online) Censorship and freedom of speech in Southeast Asia (ASEAN) at re:publica conference in Berlin. I’ll write more in detail about it once I’m back at a desk with electricity and wifi but until then here’s my slidedeck. Recording will follow. (Online) Censorship in Southeast Asia | #rp15 from Sascha Funk

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Print Media and its survival in the Digital World

Come and gone is a normal flow for every business. But while the media business is a very competitive one, then what makes print media survive in the surrounding of digital alternatives? E-book, E-mail, E-newspaper, E-magazine, E-commerce, E-ticket Online.. All are gone online. All e-forms mentioned above are just the beginning of the “E-Age” and I guess many more are going to come into existence in 2015 and later on. Nowadays you can read on the phone, do business on screen (bye for now paper) and have conversations instead of writing…

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