The number of internet users in Thailand last year rose by over 20 million people, according to a recent survey by the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) and the Internet Innovation Research Centre. 

Entertainment websites and online games were the most popular internet usage, accounting for over 60% of the total usage. Health and government agency websites got the least visitors of only 2% of the total internet usage.

As for search engine, Google still ruled the chart as the sole champion with a landslide popularity of 99%. Sanook.com got the most popular website award from truehits web award 2009 with over 800,000 visitors daily. Mcot.net got the popular television website award.

NSTDA Director Thaweesak Koanantakool stated that the Internet has become more important for the Thai society as information can be disseminated very fast while people can access and search for information from any parts of the world.

Mr Thaweesak added that data collected from the NSTDA survey will help entrepreneurs improve and meet demand of people while also helping in the mapping out of appropriate internet usage policy for Thais.

About the author

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

Get notified of our weekly selection of news

You May Also Like

Thailand eyes rice hike plan with Vietnam

Thailand’s move could exacerbate the ongoing food inflation: the United Nations estimates global food prices have risen over 34% in the past year

Thailand’s Online Gambling Industry Size in 2022

Many Asian countries have already decriminalized casino gaming, like Singapore, Philippines, Cambodia end Malaysia, and trends suggest that Thailand may follow suit. Until then, Thai residents have to travel to countries that permit online gambling, like neighbouring Cambodia, or play online casino games on offshore casinos.

Reducing ASEAN’s food import dependency

While ASEAN’s staple food is rice, there has been increased demand for wheat, soybean and maize over the past decade — an increase that ASEAN production cannot meet.