From shrimp to fake eyelashes, social media sales soar in Facebook-friendly Thailand


  • TECH
  • Monday, 01 Jul 2019

Anurak Sareuthai sells dried seafood products during a Facebook live event at his house in Satun province, southern Thailand, May 30, 2019. Picture taken May 30, 2019. REUTERS/Jiraporn Kuhakan NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.

SATUN, Thailand: The son of a Thai fisherman, Anurak Saruethai never really took to life at sea. But seafood has been good to him.

Hawking dried shrimp, squid and fish in nightly Facebook livestreams, Anurak, who is quick with a joke and adept at interacting with customers, can draw up to 300,000 viewers at a time.

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