Category Archives: Comm. New Media

LocalBunny.com – Promote Your Business Via Twitter

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Promote Your Business Via Twitter

A service which is currently out in beta, Local Bunny will let you promote your business using Twitter. In principle, what you do is to furnish the information any potential customer could be interested in such as the location and the phone number, and it will be added to an automated response system. From that point onwards, customers can access that information over Twitter by supplying the pertinent keywords.

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Youtube Stands Out as No. 1 Player Here

Posted on koreatimes.co.kr

Youtube topped the podium in the Korean video-sharing business last month for the first time since it tapped into Asia’s fourth-largest economy in early 2008.

KoreanClick, a local online consultancy, said Sunday that Youtube carved out a 42.79-percent market share last month, up from 36.29 percent in May, in overall usage time.

It outdistanced business bellwether Pandora TV, which saw its market share dwindle from 40.75 percent in May to 34.19 percent last month.

Pandora TV maintained a comfortable lead over competitors until last year but Youtube has been undercutting the homegrown service’s dominance this year.

“Pandora TV was ahead of the pack in the number of unique visitors at 6.9 million last month versus Google’s 4.7 million,” KoreanClick chief executive Yoo Do-hyun said.

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How To Get A Skype-In Number For Free

How To Get A Skype-In Number For Free

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A lot of us here at MakeUseOf use Skype to get in touch with each other. Skype, for those who may not know, is a Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) service which allows unlimited free calls between users using the desktop, mobile or iPhone application.

If you pay for Skype credit, you can call out from Skype on your computer to normal phones (wireless or landline) at a discounted rate. Also, for an additional cost, you may get a “Skype-In” phone number, which is essentially a Skype number disguised as a local land line, so that all calls to that number will be forwarded to your Skype account, allowing you to take the call anywhere and on any computer with Skype installed. This benefits the caller — if Skype is not available, he/she can always contact you simply by dialing a local number.

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Nate Q&A is Korea’s Aardvark

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SK Communications is an affiliate of a Korean conglomerate SK Group. SK Comms has the famous Cyworld and a major Korean web portal Nate.com. Nate offers Korea’s most popular IM service, Nate On Messenger. SK Comms tries to create synergy among these assets, namely Cyworld, Nate portal, and Nate On Messenger.
As a part of such effort, SK Comms has created a knowledge Q&A service that is integrated with its Nate On Messenger. You ask a question using the IM, and someone pings back with an answer. As you actively participate in this knowledge Q&A process, you earn “knowledge mileage” which you can later redeem for Cyworld virtual money (Dotori).

Mobile CyWorld gets 11 visits a day…from one user!

SK Telecom has announced that user number of “Mobile Cyworld” users has exceeded 1 million, being far ahead of other mobile services like Mobile Daum Café (0.14 million) or Mobile Naver Blog (0.1 million). At the same time the average monthly page view of mobile CyWorld is 350 million which results in the fact that on average a user visits mobile CyWorld eleven times a day or basically once an hour. Continue reading

Google’s Dead Ducks

Recently Google Korea firstly acquired TNC, the famous blog service developing company that has made Textcube (a.k.a Tattertools) similar with WordPress case. It became buzz in a flash by many famous blogs such as Techcrunch, GigaOM, NY Times, VentureBeat, InformationWeek, The Inquisitr, Epicenter, p2pnetPortfolio, WebProNews, AppScout, Webware.com, Valleywag and Pulse 2.0.

They have developed Tattertools as an open source software under GPL and developed and sold Tistory.com to Daum – now Tistory became one of top 20 properties in Korea. Before this acquisition, TNC are preparing Textcube.com resembling WordPress.com. Surely its success is based on philosophy of open and user-participation service model.

After announcement of acquisition, there are two prospects 1) recovering a lack of local search power by offering new blogging service, 2) giving synergy effects to blogger.com in dull compared with WordPress and Sixapart’s excellent blogging functions.

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Korea uses Skype for English training classes

Korea uses Skype for English training classes

According to Reuters, Skype has become an indispensable tool in teaching South Koreans to speak fluent English. Good English speaking skills are considered the key for success in South Korea.

The article states,”On any given day, students ranging from kids learning their alphabet to adults preparing for job interviews sign in on their Internet messengers, fire up their webcams and wait for English teachers to appear — from faraway continents.”

In fact, according to the article, “South Korea ranks No. 1 in the number of international students in the United States, ahead of more populous India and China, according to U.S. Student and Exchange Visitor Information System.”

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YouTube Chief – “We Will Improve in Korea”

The online video site’s founder tells Korea that YouTube’s international perspective gives them the upper hand in the UCC war.

Business managers around the globe must get tired of this dull mantra: “East Asia is the next big market.” However, as this area contains one third of the World’s population, and as Asian markets just keep on growing, the increasingly large disposable income of young Asians means everything to corporate fatcats in US and European offices. The English Premier League is the most popular football league in Asia – so much so that its Chief Executive recently announced plans to “export” games, and have matches played elsewhere – including Asia. Or especially Asia, maybe.

Naver, Daum, Pandora, Mnet, Gom. The sites have evolved in Korea, and have almost exclusively Korean staff. They helped to create the national Internet landscape. Korean versions of hit sites like Google and YouTube seem almost doomed from the outset. It is a Korean instinct to reach for Naver, Daum or Pandora TV, just as the rest of the World cannot function without its YouTubes and Googles. It is entrenched in the national character here, and it will be very hard for outsiders to find a way in at this late stage.

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The Use of Instant Messaging in Working Relationship Development

This article examines how Instant Messaging (IM) systems help employees of a Korean organization improve their relationships with their coworkers within and across organizational boundaries—within departments, between departments, and outside the organization. We briefly review literature about IM in developing working relationships and build our research questions. We then provide data analysis results based on a survey and structured interviews. Subsequently, in an exploratory case study of two individuals, we extend the analysis of departmental boundaries by including hierarchical levels, job profiles, and different communication purposes. Quantitative Social Network Analysis and visualization are used to analyze the communication pattern of the two individuals.

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Korea Pursues The Ubiquitous Network Society

Korea Pursues The Ubiquitous Network Society

If all the latest and best data are used as a basis for the statement, South Korea is probably the most networked nation in the world.  Not satisfied with that distinction, the country is one of a handful leading the charge toward “The Ubiquitous Network Society.”    The ITU describes such a society as follows.  “The vision of a “ubiquitous network society” suggests a world in which information can be accessed from anywhere, at anytime, by anyone and anything. New and exciting technologies are making this vision a reality. The word “ubiquitous” is derived from a Latin root and means “existing everywhere”. It has been used in conjunction with terms such as pervasive or ambient.

Early forms of pervasive technologies can be seen in mobile telephony, and to some extent in the broadband internet. But in the future, ubiquitous networks will extend beyond person-to-person and person-to-object connectivity: connectivity will unite everyday things in one huge, ubiquitous communications network, the so-called Internet of Things.”  Click on the accompanying graphic to see a larger version.

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