What should KL become?
This question has always been in the back of my mind since its first inception as AreYouKhmer.com. Back then (in 2000) the vision was to connect Khmers and friends alike from all over the globe. I think we succeeded.
Times have changed, technology has changed and the way people connect has changed. So…Is KL falling behind with the trends of social media sites like Facebook and Snapchat? Is falling behind even an issue to begin with? Maybe not. Maybe it’s ok to have a simple forum website that serves as a connection point for those of us who grew up using AYK/KL and just want to stay in touch. However, this doesn’t answer the initial question “What should KL become?”
I’ve always envisioned KL had a greater purpose and was more than just a place where bored people hung out to joke around or some times even pick fights with each other. I’ve always felt that there’s more.
I’ve recently connected with many KLer’s on Facebook and have been following posts (not stalking) and it has really given me a broader view of our beloved KL community. We have some really awesome people. Photographers, artists, musicians, models, dancers, videographers, donut shop entrepreneurs, mechanics, top-secret agents and the list goes on. You can unfriend me now if you’re uncomfortable with any mentions here. My point though is maybe I’ve answered my own question and that is we’ve become KL.
Thanks for your continued support and love for KL it really means a lot.