Focus on Thailand’s digital space as wiki introduces new markets
The Singapore Management University (SMU) students behind the Asia digital media wiki have announced an update which takes the number of countries included in the site to 23.
The update includes Thailand, whose absence I mentioned when I blogged about the initial launch of the wiki in March, and I was very honoured to be interview for the Thailand page having already been interviewed on Indonesia.
The Thailand page can be found here. The page looks at the basic statistics of Thailand’s internet (which are often few in number and not always fully reliable) along with a number of practical examples, including the 2010 Bangkok protests (which I’ve blogged about intensively), the recent crash involving a 16 year old driver, censorship and more.
The page also includes the infographic below which covers key facts and stats from Thailand’s digital landscape. Most of the stats have featured on this blog at some stage but the graphic is a nice summary.
Given the sparsity (and reliability) of statistics relating to online, the SMU team has done a great job pulling this resource together. With social media becoming increasingly widespread in Thailand with 3G on the horizon and greater access to the internet (hopefully) on the cards, the wiki entry will doubtless be of interest to many.
As of today, the entire wiki now covers an impressive number of markets in great detail with statistics, analysis and expert interviews making it an excellent resource for anyone interested in the region.
The markets covered in full: Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE and Vietnam.