The Book of Faceson October 25, 2012 at 8:43 am
Though it's banned in neighboring Vietnam, Facebook is ingrained in Cambodian youth culture.
(Especially now that it supports Khmer text.)
For many young Cambodians, the internet IS Facebook.
If it's not on Facebook, did it really happen?
Sign of the times: two years ago when I was helping high school students create a collaborative comic, they couldn't wait for us to return the next day with PDF and print versions. They already had smartphones and started posting their contributions on 'the book of faces'.
It's a world where everyone is connected in the most intricate, intimate yet banal fashion. Worthy of Borges.
(Thx Khmerbird, Global Voices!)