Former president Roh remembered online

By FuturizeKorea on web

Former South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun is well known for the use of the Internet and text messages by his supporters during his presidential election campaign. And The Korea Times has an article that remembers Roh as the “computer-savvy  president”:

Roh Moo-hyun was a rare big-name politician who looked more comfortable behind a monitor than with fancy paper and fountain pens. The world was reminded of this in a tragic way Saturday morning when the 62-year-old typed a short note on his computer for his family to see, just an hour before leaping to his death on a hiking trip near his home in Bongha Village.

BusinessWeek: The Web Site That Elected a President (February 24, 2003)

The Korea Herald: Internet revolutionizes campaign (April 2, 2004)

The Korea Times: Roh continues online love affair (March 23, 2006)

All the major Korean portals are also remembering the former president with messages on their homepages and memorial pages allowing people to leave messages.


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