Dwight Turner

<p>Dwight Turner is an American social media addict living in Bangkok. He especially loves gadgets, photography, and examining the ways society interacts with emerging forms of technology. </p>

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3 tips to create Facebook ads that don't fail

3 tips to create Facebook ads that don't fail

As people spend more time on social networks, the importance of reaching potential customers with your business becomes increasingly crucial. Savvy businesses haven't failed to take notice of social advertising, in particular, Facebook's ad platform which is relatively affordable and easy to use.

published June 21, 2012 by

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Foursquare 5.0 upgrades Notes, Review for consumers and businesses

Foursquare 5.0 upgrades Notes, Review for consumers and businesses

This past Thursday the mobile application Foursquare released a complete upgrade for the company's over 20 million worldwide users.As a pretty avid Foursquare user, I took the new upgrade for a spin and for the past few days have been exploring the features and their implications for casual users and businesses that hope to benefit from the application.

published June 8, 2012 by

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Some Thai Twitter users go Gaga for fake controversy

Some Thai Twitter users go Gaga for fake controversy

Bangkok, Thailand, is a place famous for fake goods, fake ladies, and is recently making the headlines with fake drama.Lady Gaga, who's been having her share of troubles in tour locations across Southeast Asia, has arrived to perform to a soldout crowd in Bangkok and true to her character, she's making a memorable entrance.

published May 24, 2012 by

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Two new coworking spaces emerge in Bangkok

Two new coworking spaces emerge in Bangkok

In major cities all over the world, people are breaking out of traditional working environments. For some people this means firing their bosses, selling their possessions and traveling the world while they work exclusively online.

published May 9, 2012 by

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Bangkok TechCamp helps Thai Civil Society utilize online tools

Bangkok TechCamp helps Thai Civil Society utilize online tools

Next Tuesday at Assumption University's Bangna Campus, the US State Department and the US Embassy in Bangkok has teamed up to offer TechCamp to over 50 of Thailand's civil society organizations.TechCamp is an interactive seminar aimed at connecting leaders in the tech community to people in civil society organizations such as charities, NGOs and social enterprises.

published March 18, 2012 by

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Google on the Internet: Thailand's 'next big opportunity'

Google on the Internet: Thailand's 'next big opportunity'

This morning, Google--which opened its first ever office in Thailand last week--provided an English version of a feature article posted to its Thai blog on the subject of the Internet and its great opportunity in Thailand.The article, provided below, emphasizes Google's efforts pushing the case for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and for them to use the Internet--in particular, Web sites and advertisements--to develop.

published August 29, 2011 by

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Thailand's IT landscape picking up

Thailand's IT landscape picking up

Today sees a couple of events which, combined with recent developments, make me think that things are progressing for Thailand's technology industry.First of all, Research In Motion (RIM) is gathering its team in Southeast Asia here in Bangkok to launch its new range of BlackBerry 7 devices for Thailand.

published August 23, 2011 by

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New Google campaign to help Thai SMBs make use of Web

New Google campaign to help Thai SMBs make use of Web

Google has launched a new initiative in Thailand aimed at getting Thai businesses online and making more of the potential of the Internet.The Nation reports that the initiative, which is being launched first in Southeast Asia through Thailand, is in partnership with the Office of SME Promotion (OSMEP), the Thai eCommerce Association, Dot Arai and Web Biz.

published June 26, 2011 by

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Leading Thai brands turn to digital for marketing push

Leading Thai brands turn to digital for marketing push

The past week has seen three of Thailand's most prominent brands each unveil new, digital marketing campaigns demonstrating that the Internet--whilst only reaching 20 million of Thailand 65 million plus population--remains an important platform for communication.First up, mobile operator DTAC has been taking advantage of Twitter's promoted services through a tieup with digital agency, McFiva, which holds Twitter advertising rights in Thailand, as I revealed last month.

published June 8, 2011 by

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