High Tech Flair To Thai Rallies Courtesy Of Protest Apps

It is a known fact that for years, protesters in Thailand have resorted to social media in order to organize their rallies.  Now, they are taking the use of smartphones to the next level.  Protest apps have been developed in order to allow phones to assist protesters do the high-pitched, rowdy noise making exercises that is a constant occurrence in most Thai demonstrations.

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It seems that more than 70,000 people have downloaded the app that resembles the shrieking audio sound of a whistle which is the symbol of the so-called “whistle-blowing campaign” that takes swipe at the embattled Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.  The app is called “Nok Weed” and allows users to choose the color of their whistle, adjust the sound and tap the screen in order to activate it.  The creator of the app says his program does not do much and is not that useful.  However, it notched the top place on the Google Play Store’s trending list just a month after it debuted.