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IGTV – Instagram TV and Thailand

A few days ago Instagram launched its latest attempt on killing snapchat improving its offer. Instagram TV, or in short, IGTV. With Thailand being pretty much a mobile first country with an insane amount of active social media users this new feature will certainly not take long to catch on. What does it mean for Thailand and the Thai social media landscape though? Let’s have a look. Live features in social platforms, be that Facebook live or instagram live, are widely used here in Thailand so one can only assume…

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Vero – the ‘instagram killer’?!

As the instagram competitor, Vero is now also slowly catching on in Thailand after having experienced a pretty impressive surge of users all across the world over the past few weeks, it’s worth looking into the ‘killer app’ that promises so much. It started off very well but has also seen lots of deletions as of late with several news reporting on the ‘dubious’ CEO and potential fees that might be rolled out soon. What makes Vero better than instagram? Over the past few weeks Vero quickly jumped up to…

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Digital in Southeast Asia & Thailand 2018

Another year, another break down by We Are Social and Hootsuite. An incredibly extensive collection of data and information in regards to the digital usage around the world and, in this regard, Southeast Asia. I’ll try to break it down a bit more in regards to the region and Thailand in particular but all sorts of credit to We Are Social for always coming up with this great collection of data. The break down of the previous year can be found over here: Digital in Southeast Asia & Thailand 2017.  Global…

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Why controversial youtubers are successful in Asia

One of the few things that has always puzzled me since moving to Asia is why ‘controversial’ youtubers or social media icons are so successful. The beginning of 2018 now brought us a case where Asia, and the world, lost their shit over another controversial youtube video by a guy who’s infamous for making ‘controversial’ videos which happened to take place within Asia.And while the outcry was huge and loud, his channel still gained lots of subscribers, many of them from Asia. A little surprisingly Logan Paul is not the…

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AllChat World One Stop Community App Launches in Thailand

The Thai tech space will be able to welcome a new player in the game this coming Tuesday when AllChat World, a new community app, will celebrate its official launch in with an event in Thailand’s capital. The soft launch of the application will be celebrated at the Centara Hotel Convention Centre on 22nd of November 2016. The interesting approach that AllChat World is taking is to focus on building a smart community within the ASEAN region itself. It all started around two months ago in Malaysia where the launch…

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Digital, Social & Mobile in Thailand – Q4 2015

After wowing us with lots of interesting stats and facts about Digital, Social and Mobile in Southeast Asia and Thailand in particular earlier this year, Social Media powerhouse “We Are Social” published an updated version of their Digital Southeast Asia almanac. This time however time constraints seem to have gotten the best of the We Are Social team as the current report only shows two slides per Southeast Asian country. However it still shows some intersting data. Digital in Thailand With a population of 65.1 million and an internet penetration…

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Facebook opens its first Thailand office

Today Facebook’s COO announced that FB just opened its first office in Thailand since it is now trying to dive deeper into the asian market. That does make sense of course since Facebook earns around 51 percent of its ad revenue outside the United States – with Asia and its mobile first approach being quite essential for that growth. As we highlighted in the beginning of the year, online and social media is growing dramatically here in Southeast Asia so it makes complete sense for FB to make that step.…

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Facbook launches Signal for Journalists to monitor FB & IG

Facebook, the world’s leading social network and Thailand’s leading ‘everything’ (that’s a personal perception) today announced the launch of Signal, a new free tool for journalists to keep track of activity on social networks Facebook and Instagram. Facebook launches Signal to help journalists monitor activity on Instagram and Facebook The official announcement reads: “Journalists interested in seeing what conversations are resonating on Facebook can monitor which topics are trending and then quickly display related content that has been shared publicly — unranked and in chronological order — from both people and Pages…

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10 female instagram accounts to follow

Before there are any complaints coming in, the male accounts will follow soon – but as gentleman I obviously know it’s ladies first. So here we go with some interesting female Thai instagramers (is that a thing?). And it’s not about the ‘hottest’ or ‘sexiest’ account or the girls who show the most skin. It’s about entertainment, fun or even motivation. So without further ado, here are 10 Thailand based instagram accounts that you should follow right away. 1. Angel Chan If the posts of this famous celebrity coach, nutritionist…

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(Online) Censorship in Southeast Asia

I‘m just back from giving a talk on (Online) Censorship in Southeast Asia over there in Berlin at re:publica conference (#rp15). While being there and while talking about censorship in Thailand and Southeast Asia I also heard a lot of talks concerning this topic from other countries. It seems as if this topic is becoming more and more substantial again – in 2015! We all thought we left the old times behind, censorship was considered a thing of the past (with the exception of North Korea) and we, well most…

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