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obvious use of the internet evident to tourists is the proliferation of email
shops especially clustered around tourist hubs such as in Phuket.
These are places where one pays a small fee and is given access to a computer
for a few minutes (typically 15) to logon and surf the net but particularly to
send and receive email. The northern parts of
Another segment of the business community that is using the WEB substantially are exporters. These include raw materials producers and crafts and finished products companies that can display their wares to the world at large. Again the perception is that the thrust of these web savvy promotions is to reach the foreign trade. The prices incentives and merchandise offered at these sites are often beyond the means of or are unattractive to locals.
We saw no particular signs of banks, lending and other financial institutions offering services on the internet but as the population increases use of the internet and the number of PCs in the country as a whole progresses there are bound to be innovations to use the net in those venues as well.
The shameless peddling of sex is a segment that needs no comment other than to say that it is more or less on a par with other smut peddled on the internet around the world.
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