Based in our Bangkok office, Kerin specialises in crisis mitigation, corporate reporting and reputation management. She recently completed a Masters in Communications, which focused on methods for measuring the value of communications, media and public relations efforts within corporate organisations. Here, she talks about social media, living in Bangkok, and why attitude is everything.
The bomb blast at a shrine in central Bangkok on 17 August, which took the lives of more than 20 people and injured more than 100, shocked not only Thais but people around the world. It is notable that very few people posted or shared violent and grisly images. This phenomenon was interesting as it is a sign of growing maturity in the use of social media. I call it “literate social media.”
Thailand's copyright law changes have just come into effect, meaning Thai netizens will need to take more care, as will companies and corporates. The law changes cover copyright issues such as adjusting other people’s photos or videos without permission, downloading movies and music from the internet and sharing them without permission, and embedding YouTube videos in personal blogs.