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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Thailand's Prime Minister and 190,000 lost Twitter followers

Thailand's Prime Minister and 190,000 lost Twitter followers

It's election time in Thailand, which sees the country's media sharpen its focus on politics, parties and prime ministerial candidates. The growth in use of social media across the country has seen politicians increasingly giving platforms like Twitter and Facebook significant focus among their communications, particularly during the election.

published May 22, 2011 by

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Twitter's promoted advertising services coming to Thailand

Twitter's promoted advertising services coming to Thailand

Bangkok-based digital agency McFiva has won the rights to manage adverts for Twitter in Thailand according to the Bangkok Post.The news, which comes hot on the heels of the announcement of a Facebook ad partner for Southeast Asia, demonstrates the speed in which the country's appetite for social media has grown over the last 18 months.

published May 6, 2011 by

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Social interaction with customers works best on Web sites

Social interaction with customers works best on Web sites

The last 12 months have seen a huge increase in the usage of digital media in Thailand, and Bangkok in particular.This year, we're beginning to see a response from companies, not just big brands like Central, Nike, Starbucks and the usual suspects, but the kind of business that could genuinely benefit from the use of Twitter, Facebook, search engine optimization, social ads and other Web 2.

published May 3, 2011 by

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Facebook rides biz wave to turn popularity into profit in SEA

Facebook rides biz wave to turn popularity into profit in SEA

Facebook has given a clear indication of its intent to monetize its vast popularity in Southeast Asia after agreeing to a deal which sees Admax Network, one of the region's most prominent online ad networks, appointed "Official Advertising Sales Representative in Southeast Asian Countries" tasked with helping brands "engage with their customers on Facebook across the region".

published April 17, 2011 by

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True Move gears up for wireless future

True Move gears up for wireless future

There's no doubt that True Move stole a major march on its competition when it took the iPhone exclusively when the device first arrived on Thai shores legitimately in January 2009.Back then, True Move's chief executive Supachai Chearavanont described the response to launching the iPhone 3G as "beyond expectation", as more than 5,000 waiting customers marked the beginning of Thailand's obsession with the iPhone.

published March 29, 2011 by

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Bangkok: a city with serious social media potential

Bangkok: a city with serious social media potential

The secret of social media growth in Asia was let out of the bag in a major way last year.The popularity of Twitter in Japan, Indonesia's growing Facebook membership and China's unique digital landscape are just three subjects that gained international recognition.

published March 21, 2011 by

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