The Internet, English and the Motorcycle Taxi Driver

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Bangkok Motocye drivers learning English and social networks while waiting for customers, picture from @motorcyrubjang

@motorcyrubjang is one of the more enjoyable people to follow on twitter for a local, street level perspective of Bangkok and Thailand. The twitter feeds is in English and Thai and is run by a motocye (motorcycle) taxi driver that is from Sisaket Thailand. I don’t know him, this is not a promotion for him, but simply ‘maybe this is what the internet was for’ comment.

Here’s a picture of  his timeline:

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If seeing a group of motocye taxi drivers gathered around a tablet to learn English and about social networking doesn’t make you smile and think the ‘new’ world is an open world full of opportunity, I don’t know what will.

 

 

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About faranginbangkok

Additional pictures: http://www.tumblr.com/blog/faranginbangkok For more updates about Bangkok, Thailand and other thoughts: www.twitter.com/lilrichardb I began working in Bangkok during 2008- a time that featured a great deal of political unrest in Thailand and particularly Bangkok. I had lived in San Francisco for 15 years and was working on a project in Thailand. Generally I spent 2 weeks in Bangkok and then 3-4 weeks in San Francisco. Did Bangkok begin to feel like home? Yes, and No. Bangkok and the Thai culture forced me to feel many things, the change in culture and environment was so dramatic it forced the decision- embrace or ignore. I embraced and made Bangkok my home and base in 2009. I have enjoyed living in Bangkok, experiencing Thailand and the entire ASEAN region.
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