These are 5 websites that will help you learn more about Cambodia. They’re online forum, blog platforms, and social networking sites with specific focus on all things Cambodia.
Many of you are familiar with Reddit site, which is described as “the front page of the internet”. What about Reddit Cambodia, the front of the Cambodian internet? Reddit is actually much more “a social media, social news aggregation, web content rating and discussion website”.
The Cambodia section on the popular site Reddit is more or less an online forum where you can ask about almost anything. Interestingly, the logo in Khmer language says: Reddit Srok Khmer in Khmer. Some users asked about Khmer pronunciations, others shared news articles happened in Cambodia, or asking about where to eat in Phnom Peh. In addition to Reddit Cambodia, there are smaller sections like: Reddit Phnom Penh, Reddit Sihanoukville, Reddit learnkhmer (a community for Cambodian language learners).
This is going to be one of the best websites to get the best answer to any question about Cambodia. The question-and-answer site is where “questions are asked, answered, edited and organized by its community of users”. Quora is a users-generated questions and answers site. Until recently, there are about 4K followers with more than one thousand questions asked. Quora is getting more and more useful for its well-organized topics. It’s a good alternative site to Wikipedia, although both sites are in two different categories. For Cambodia’s users, you can easily search for Cambodia-related topics and questions. Quora’s search functions works much better than Facebook. Actually you can get a lot of questions answered on your Facebook profile. But it’s hard to search for old posts. Quora is blend between Google’s search for knowledge and Facebook’s circle. Here’s the link to Quora Cambodia you must check out!
Medium.com – long form blog posts about Cambodia
If you love blogging and enjoy reading blogs, you must know about medium.com, an online site where you can read and interact with the stories that resonate to you. On Medium, you can find many fascinating stories about Cambodia. Much of the time, you’ll read without distraction. That’s one of the most amazing things about Medium, whose co-founder built blogging platform Blogger and Twitter. In addition to reading stories from and about Cambodia, you can also check out those who write on Medium with a particular topic.
Is Google+ dead? Not really. The Google’s interest-based social network website isn’t a big thing as Facebook here in Cambodia. But the social site still has some good number of Collections as well as Communities, where you can follow to get some local insights from Cambodian citizens. The Communities section on Google+ is very similar to Facebook Groups. And the Google+’s Communities is still growing considerably. It’s less crowded than Facebook.
LinkedIn Group’s Cambodia
If you’re looking for professional contacts to leverage for your work or business, there is a good place for that. At the time of writing this blog post, there are nearly 400 groups on LinkedIn that are all about Cambodia. The group with more LinkedIn members than others is Cambodia Professionals, with almost 10K members. Other groups you might be interested in are: Invest in Cambodia and Career Forum in Cambodia. Acquired by Microsoft recently, LinkedIn is getting better. One thing for sure is it’s less crowded than Facebook, so some good posts on LinkedIn tends to get better listened (probably shared among interested users, too).