In Cambodia, Facebook is a new mainstream media. It’s for everyone.
A lot of VIPs, riches, and elites want to have their voices heard. They’re willing to pay Facebook the king of social networking site to put their messages on the top of your news stream. The good thing is spending money to run advertisement or sponsored content on Facebook is super easy. If they run a billboard advertisement here, they have to spend extra for placing the ad. Facebook is of course the best place to see a variety of sponsored images you’re not supposed to see on TV. From grassroots NGOs to big businesses to prominent public figures/politicians/Oknhas, you’ll never ever miss what they want you to know.
Facebook is more or less your Daily Prophet-like newspaper, which you can get and read news stories at your own peril. As in the J. K. Rowling’ Harry Potter books that the paper has its moving photographs, Facebook also offers you that feature.
The more time you’d spend on Facebook, the better for Facebook, the man behind it, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, whose ambition is to help you live longer to play Facebook. The Initiative has recently announced $3 billion investment to cure disease. More time of active users of the site means so much for Facebook to report to advertisers and shareholders.
There are approximately 300 million photos uploaded to Facebook day in day out. So if you don’t spend too much of your spare time on the platform, those Facebookers who share their pictures won’t be happy as they don’t get many Likes. This might translate into the decline of world’s happiness.
There is no other place where you can see your friends come and go. They get so close to you when they need you. They like every status update your share, so that you feel they care about every second that’s happened to you. They also disappear whenever they wish to. So spend more time to Like and Love the status and photo updates from your Facebook friends (whether you’ve met in real world or not) to celebrate this whole new level of Facebook friendship.
As your Facebook friends desperately want to share with you what’s happening on their end, you need to take every chance (in or out of your 9-5 job hour) you can to watch their live video stream. The less number of live stream viewers, the more disappointed your friend feel. Thus, always be the first to be there.
To be able to serve you well, Facebook needs to know as much as possible about you. So spend more time on Facebook and keep sharing all the dots and details of your life.
7 more reasons as contributed by Prum Seila:
You don’t need to spend much money on electricity for watching Thai/Korean soap drama on TV.
You can respond to any news articles you don’t like by just reading only the news headlines, not clicking the link for full story.
You can keep up your relationship with friends, long relatives who you rarely meet in real world by just clicking like on their photo or comment: cute cute.
You can keep chatting between your friends or group who plan policy or solution to cope with issues.
You can store unlimited cute pictures of your baby endlessly without worrying of burning your hard drive or PC. You might get hundred of likes within hours.
Probably the only government on earth you can post your social concern or request for immediate intervention through Facebook Page of the government.
You got no other reason of using the internet beside checking Facebook by reviewing posts from friends who are active in sharing politics, exotic traveling, and telling the world that you exist.
This is a major update to what I wrote in 2014: 12 reasons why Facebook so popular in Cambodia.