Tech.co: How Live Streaming Is Disrupting Asian Markets

Tech.co: How Live Streaming Is Disrupting Asian Markets. “The live streaming boom has certainly had a huge impact in the west. However, what many people may not know is that this trend is affecting Asian markets just as strongly, in fact more so. It is predicted that within the next year, it will be a $5 billion industry in China alone. What’s even more interesting is the fact that it isn’t exclusively the expected players, like YouTube and Periscope, that are conquering Asian markets. There’s plenty of disruption afoot. Let’s explore what’s impacting all of this.”

The Hindu: A birder gives wings to three centuries of South Asian ornithology

The Hindu: A birder gives wings to three centuries of South Asian ornithology. “Mr. [Aasheesh] Pittie has spent long and absorbed hours in them, poring over dusty journals for papers on birds. His little-known labour of love has resulted in … a bibliographic database with the mandate of indexing everything that has been published on the birds of South Asia in the printed or electronic form since the mid-eighteenth century onward, made searchable with keywords.”

New Archive of Peace Corps Volunteer Photography From Nepal, 1962-1975

NepaliTimes: All our yesterdays. “Doug Hall was a PCV in Nepal in 1968-1969. A few years ago he digitised some of his old Nepal photos and posted them on Facebook. A few Nepalis commented that he should preserve those photos because they had historic importance. He then realised that hundreds of PCVs from the early years also had photos that should be preserved. His wife Kate Rafferty Hall was also a PCV in Nepal, and together they began a project to collect, digitise and catalog as many Nepal photos from the 1962-1975 period as possible.”

Radio Free Asia: Vietnam’s State Media Now Look to Social Media For Timely, Accurate News

Radio Free Asia: Vietnam’s State Media Now Look to Social Media For Timely, Accurate News. “State-controlled media in Vietnam are looking more and more to private citizens’ postings on social media as sources of objective information and for leads to news stories, according to Central Propaganda Department chief Vo Van Thuong, speaking on June 20 at a press conference in Hanoi.”

Geopolitical Monitor: Vietnam’s Social Media Shaping New Environmentalism

Geopolitical Monitor: Vietnam’s Social Media Shaping New Environmentalism. “[Tran Thi Thuy] Binh, along with 40 million other net-savvy young Vietnamese, appears to be part of a rising tide of environmental nationalism sweeping the nation. What’s most surprising is that Facebook, once banned in Vietnam, has now proven to be an attractive platform for organizing environment rallies. With a population of 93 million and an increasing Internet user base, social media has proven to be the first choice among the educated Vietnamese youth.”

TODAY (Singapore): On social media, Cambodia’s Buddhist monks double as election correspondents

TODAY (Singapore): On social media, Cambodia’s Buddhist monks double as election correspondents. “Luon Sovath, 37, is the most prominent member of a group of monks who have become citizen journalists, monitoring political events and human rights conditions in Cambodia on social media. Their efforts are part of a growing campaign by Cambodians who are using the Internet to get around the government’s stranglehold on mass media and civic life.”

British Library: 33 Burmese manuscripts now digitised

British Library: 33 Burmese manuscripts now digitised. “Since 2013 the British Library has digitised some of the finest Burmese manuscripts in its collection, supported by the Henry D. Ginsburg Legacy. To date 33 manuscripts have been fully digitised, covering a wide range of genres and subjects. All these manuscripts are now accessible through the Digitised Manuscripts website. A new webpage, Digital Access to Burmese Manuscripts, also lists all the Burmese manuscripts digitised so far, with hyperlinks to the images and to blog posts featuring the manuscripts. Future digitised manuscripts will be also be listed on this page. “