Cambodians spend much of their time playing on Facebook, the world’s popular social networking website. Despite Cambodia is a hotbed for Facebook experiment, I expect that it will not affect the number of growing users. Of course, a small number of people here (including me) don’t like it.
If you’re wondering why Khmer people are in love with Facebook, please continue to read on.
Each and everyday, Facebook asks me: What’s on your mind? Here’s my answer to Facebook the company and its shareholders.
1- Cambodians started to hate TV because TV talked to them without listening to them.
2- TV is expensive. They spend money to buy a TV set just to watch. That’s all. Not fun. Nothing much on TV are cute. No cute cat. Not much to see selfies.
3- Cambodians think that everyone in Cambodia and all over the world is on Facebook. So they have to be on Facebook even being the last one in the kingdom to get on the social site.
4- Cambodians can create organic content with high reach. Cambodian users are probably the best viral content creators on the planet.
5- Cambodians have already abandoned TV. Facebook is the main source of all things day and night.
6- Ads spending on Facebook is high and growing non-stop. Why? Big, medium, and small businesses no longer want to spend their marketing money on TV and newspapers. They can easily pay Facebook to the work. $1 per day? Acceptable.
7- Cambodia’s Facebook users care about being on Facebook. Facebook Explore Feed. Who cares?
8- On Facebook, business is business. You have to pay to get in the frontpage if you want to sell.
9- On Facebook, you’re completely free to share your personal information and content (photos from your backyard, yes).
10. Blockchain? What? Facebook invests in you all and mine your data like a pro.