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Free Basics by Facebook Available in Cambodia
[Screenshot of FreeBasics in Khmer]

[Cambodia at A Glance] The total population in Cambodia was last recorded at 15.33 million people in 2014 reported by the World Bank. The internet subscriptions increased from 3.86 million in 2013 to over 6.2 million in 2015 (1). The below chart illustrates the growth figures:

Internet Subscriber in Cambodia 2015

And the number of mobile phone subscribers had over 21 million (21,692,144 subscribers) at the 2nd quarter of 2015 (2) - the increasing leads Cambodia became the first country in the world with more mobile phones than fixed-line phones (3). The below chart illustrates the figures:
Mobile Phone Subscribers in Cambodia 2015

With the use of smartphones and internet home use surging, Khmer youth are increasingly using social media. The most used social platform is by no doubt Facebook with 1.2 million users in 2014 (4). The below graph which is illustrated by StatCounter Global Stats about Top 7 Social Media Sites in Cambodia from Jan 2014 to Oct 2015 (All platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Tablet, Console), Facebook is really the most popular social media in the Kingdom of Cambodia.

By seeing that, in a post yesterday (in Khmer languge), Smart Axiata in cooperation with Facebook want all Cambodians to explore the magic of Internet which provides you access to basic Internet resources, FREE OF CHARGE.

Free Basics empowers you to discover and access lots of information out of diverse topics:
  • Study
  • Business
  • Health
  • Entertainment 
If you are new to the world of Internet, THIS is for you! To use, simply download the “Free Basics by Facebook” Android App or go to from your phone, exclusively for Smart subscribers.
Smart ចង់អោយប្រជាជនកម្ពុជាទាំងអស់បានស្វែងយល់ពី­ភាពអស្ចារ្យរបស់អុិនធឺណិត ហេតុនេះហើយទើប Smart បានសហការជាមួយ Facebook ដើម្ប...
Posted by Smart Axiata on Thursday, October 8, 2015

Free Basics is a new project of Facebook company, which recently uses in the world, and Cambodia is the 22nd country where Facebook launched this project. The purpose of project with the collaboration of Smart is to connect people more than 1 million people have access to basic Internet resources for free.
 All users who are using the Smart company's services are able to use some basic level which are useful both Khmer and English including the website of Facebook,, Wikipedia, Ask, Bing, Messenger. The service will run from today onwards (5).


Free Basics by Facebook Available in Cambodia

Today when I have shared a content on my workplace social media page, CJCC's Facebook, it is surprised to me while I check back the content I posted on the page.
Do you know what makes me surprised on Facebook?
It is a Hash tag "#" just a feature or a sign that I always use it to promote contents generated automatically to another short-text-share social media, Twitter, and I have been waiting for on this most popular network as well.

What does Hash tag "#" on social media give advantage for you?
Let me express my personal view on this tag "# - Hash" that is used by popular social media networks like Google+, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, or Pinterest, and recent days on Facebook to help people more easily discover what others are saying about a specific topic and participate in public conversations. It helps you to increase or improve your SEO when your contents sharing any linked topics on it.

Facebook's Hashtags are clickable and allow you to add context to a post or indicate that it is part of a larger discussion. When you click on a hashtag in Facebook, you'll see a feed of what other people and Pages are saying about that event or topic.
And referring to a post on Newsroom that explained as the following:
Hashtags are just the first step to help people more easily discover what others are saying about a specific topic and participate in public conversations. We'll continue to roll out more features in the coming weeks and months, including trending hashtags and deeper insights, that help people discover more of the world's conversations.
So I hope we will get more nice features for the-introduce-hashtags in Facebook on next coming days.

How Facebook's Hashtags differentiate with other social medias?
The below I have raised up some experiences (how-to, what can or cannot ...) that found through my daily use on them (Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr):

• Clickable on both desktop's web interface (smart device's one, on the way?)
• Search for a specific hashtag from your search bar. For example, #KhmerRoyalPalace (as above photo).
• Click on hashtags that originate on other services, such as Instagram or inside comments (it's a nice point I prefer).
• Compose posts directly from the hashtag feed and search results
• Searchable by filling in URL address (, just copy this url into internet browser then replace on the word "FillingText" what you want to search for, available only when user logged-in.

• Clickable on both desktop's web interface & smart devices's apps
• Powerful search on hash topic on Search box, only on desktop's web interface (type "#" in front of word, e.g. #Cambodia)
• Categorical search hash topic such as Everything, People, Communities, Google+ posts, Photos, and more & view-able by Best of or Most recent (available on desktop's web interface)
• Searchable by filling in URL address (, just copy this url into internet browser then replace on the word "FillingText" what you want to search for even there's no user log-in.

• Clickable on both desktop's web interface & smart devices's apps
• Searchable on hash topic on Search box (type "#" in front of word, e.g. #Cambodia)
• View-able hash topic by Top or All
• Searchable by filling in URL address (, just copy this url into internet browser then replace on the word "FillingText" what you want to search for even there's no user log-in.

• Clickable only on smart devices's apps
• Searchable on hash topic only by smart device's apps
• No view-able hash topic by category (on smart device)
• No search on URLs

• Clickable on both desktop's web interface & smart devices's apps
• Searchable on hash topic on Search box while viewing any topic
• Main view-able hash topic as slideshow
• Searchable by filling in URL address ( or personal url (e.g., just copy this url into internet browser then replace on the word "FillingText" what you want to search for even there's no user log-in.

Finally, what the most hash tags have been used nicely and let start to use it as marketing campaign.

Facebook Reveals Hashtags While Others Ready

HTC First | Source: HTC
While Nokia has cooperated with Microsoft for Windows Mobile OS in Lumia smartphone series (Lumia 920, 820 ...), HTC Corporation, a Taiwanese manufacturer of smartphones and tables, also has cooperates with Microsoft for some devices but this month it has teamed up with AT&T and become the first partner with Facebook to develop and launch the HTC First, the first and only smartphone built to feature Facebook Home, which puts your friends at the heart of your phone, running on AT&T 4G LTE, the nation’s fastest 4G LTE network in U.S - according to HTC's press release.

What are the HTC First's key features?
The three key features describe as the following:
 - Social Network Device: Make updates, posts, comments, and more with a single touch.
- Personal Screen: Images of your friends from your news feed streams to your phone for a home screen that never looks the same.
World-Class Display: 4.3-inch super LCD screen with incredible clarity. 341 pixels per inch with a stunning 1280 x 720p resolution.

Watch out, what Mark Zuckerburg introduces his Facebook Home on HTC First!

video source: CNETTV

So, will it be the first social network device for social media lovers?

HTC First is a Social Network Device?

I am a person who like using social medias: Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn for the purpose of personal and professional ways. Today when I check my work place Facebook Page, then just take a short switch to my personal profile to share some photos for my colleague (mostly I post only when breaking time), I see a new alert from Facebook "New! more beautiful view of photos". For my own view, I really like this new feature.

What's new in the feature?
When you want to view or take a look of your photos, in Facebook Timeline, with this feature you will see the default of Photos of You (total number of photos that your friends or fans tagged for you) showing in a row of 4 photos. And next it shows the Photos (your own photos only), it also displays in a row of 4 photos but what's different in the album? In this you can see the total number of your albums created , and you can create new one as well. What I like it is when hovering over the album, it will show the photos in that one randomly (the layout of displaying the album in 3 ones in a row).

Facebook mentions on three main features as the following:
1. Highlight your favorites (to make a photo bigger):
You can make your photo bigger than previous style by click the start symbol (*) in the corner of the photo. In this feature, if you click on one photo to highlight, your photo will auto-arrange, and if you keep clicking to view another photo next to previous one, it will show or display only two photos in a row; it's so cool.

2. Easily add details (Edit or Remove option):
To go to this feature, you can click on the pencil (in the right corner of your photo) then you can choose some options such as:
- Add Location (it's available when your photo posted without setting location)
- Change Date, - Make Profile Picture, - Make Cover, - Delete This Photo
- Make as Spam (shows only in the photo you set location already)

 3. Like and comment right there
When you hover over a photo of  yours, you can like or comment  with one click.

Finally, this is what I just want to share what improvement that this most popular social media is trying to be up-to-date for its users worldwide.
So, if you find any more features beside what I mentioned, please kindly share or comment for sharing.

Facebook: New ! More Beautiful View of Photos

 I feel happy to see our language, Khmer Unicode, available in a most popular social media, Facebook website and other private or state ones. One day of January 2012, when I went to Cellcard Depo along the Kampuchea Krom Blvd waiting the customer service staff to be asked, I got on the circle chair to surf the internet that's free for all waiting customers, Wow!!! it made me more surprised (in my feeling) because I also won a Cellcard Cash Promotion on the day, and another one I surfed the Facebook's website ( then I took a look at the left-bottom finding Khmer Language; It's the second place showing it. So from now on, our Cambodian users or other users who know our language can register or change to ours (language, Khmer) by accessing to the default Facebook website or using this URL: For official Facebook in Khmer Language interface, please see the below photo.
Facebook in Khmer Language
If the existing users would like to change to Khmer Language, please read the below guideline:
To set your language, go to the bottom of the page you are on and click on the current language (in the left corner). Choose a new language from the menu.

You can also update your language on the Account Settings page:
  1. Open the account dropdown menu at the top right corner of Facebook and choose Account Settings.
  2. Next to Language, click the Edit link, then after choosing it already please click Save.
Facebook: Account Setting - Language

Facebook's available in Khmer Language

You may wonder what is Facebook Timeline? Yeah, it’s a new feature of Facebook, and its features describing the following:
Your timeline is your collection of the photos, stories, and experiences that tell your story. Here are some of the things you can do on your timeline:
  • Add a cover
  •  Edit your basic info
  •  Jump to the past
  • View your activity log
  • See highlights from each month
  • Star stories you want to highlight
  • Add life events
  • Update your status
  • View and add photos
  • Share your app activity
How do I get timeline?
Previously Facebook Inc. doesn’t provide the easy way to enable this feature, Facebook Timeline; at that time if you want this new feature, you have to create an app in the Facebook Page then apply for your own profile user, but now since the late December 2011, Facebook has launched it for public by three easy steps as below:
1    1.)    Go to the “About Timeline” page here:
2.)  Then please click on the “Get Timeline” button (Note: Make sure that you have logged in your Facebook already)
3.)  Last just click on the button “Publish Now”. After you have activated the Timeline you have to add a cover image in the header of your facebook profile and after that your profile will look as my profile.
If you can design the cover by your own, that’s great or you can download my sample size of it here "Facebook Cover".

What happens when I upgrade to timeline?
Once you upgrade, you’ll have 7 days to preview your timeline before other people can see it. You can use this time to add a coverfill in life events, and star important stories. After 7 days, your timeline will be published automatically. Or, you can choose to publish your timeline at any time by clicking the Publish Now button at the top of your timeline.

Note: Until your timeline goes live, people will see your old profile. Similarly, you won’t be able to see your friend’s timelines until they upgrade and publish.

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