Answer: I prefer to think of it as a community.
I think the increase in Lao related sites is something I had always hoped for when I was growing up. In the early years of Laoconnection.com, I continually posted resources and information about how to start a website, where to go to learn online skills, sources for free/inexpensive software, etc.
Personally, I wanted to be able to search online and find anything and everything I could on Lao culture. Twenty years ago that kind of online information was limited. Back then, there were perhaps a dozen good Lao related websites.
Now there are tons of online resources with thousands of websites, blogs, FB pages and Youtube videos all about Laos and Lao culture. That's a dream come true for me.
Every site brings a different perspective or editorial theme. That's a wonderful thing. Variety is good.
This is a part of the new ຖາມຫຍັງກໍໄດ້ Ask Anything Series here on Laoconnection.com where we're sharing the many questions people have asked us over the years from in-person conversations, email, Facebook, and the blog.
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