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Tweets from Cambodia

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 9:51 pm (UTC+7)
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While most of the Internet users in Cambodia are on networking site Facebook, “Twitter is growing in leaps and bounds,” said a founder of TweetCambodia, which aggregates tweets with hashtag #cambodia. “Cambodia has a very phone-centric culture and that’s suited well to Twitter use. We are seeing a lot more sophistication in the use of […]

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Mobile Internet And the Digital Divide: Cambodia

Posted July 16th, 2011 at 11:25 pm (UTC+7)
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Since the United Nations has declared that “Internet access is a human right,” it’s hard to imagine how Cambodia, a country of low Internet penetration, will provide greater access to people across the country. In a previous blog post, I pointed out a UN report that calls for “greater Internet freedoms” and declares that “Internet […]

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Android and Workarounds for the Problem of Khmer Text

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 11:07 am (UTC+7)
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Bun Tharum, Phnom Penh Despite lacking official support from the mobile operating system Android, Cambodian developers here could exploit the code released by Google to make Khmer-language websites readable, a high demand from mobile net users. In a country like Cambodia, Google’s Android-powered smart phones could provide an alternative solution to most people, compared to […]

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Bun Tharum is a freelance journalist, blogger, and digital media specialist. Blogging since 2005, he’s been a contributing-writer for Global Voices Online, Asian Correspondent, and several other print publications. His main interests are information and communication technologies for development and online media. Tharum’s base is Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s largest capital city.

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