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South Korea’s Latest Social Networking Trends by Age Groups

South Korea’s Latest Social Networking Trends by Age Groups

SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – South Koreans pride themselves on the world’s highest smartphone penetration rate at 96 percent. So which social networking platforms are most popular among Korean smartphone users?  According to a recent study by market research firm Nielsen Koreanclick, 91.7 percent of mobile device users (Android smartphones only) made regular use [...]

Fair Trade Commission Revises Social Media Terms of Service

Fair Trade Commission Revises Social Media Terms of Service

SEOUL, June 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Korea’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) revealed Sunday that it has made adjustments to what it deemed as unfair clauses in the terms of service of four major social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and KakaoStory. The four social media platforms did not clarify, in their terms of service, [...]

Popular Social Media ‘Comfort Messages’ Sweep Publishing Market

Popular Social Media ‘Comfort Messages’ Sweep Publishing Market

SEOUL, June 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Short messages that are popular on social media such as Facebook or Instagram are now being published as a book. Aurum, part of the Munhakdongne Publishing Group, recently published a book called “A Storytelling Woman” written by Cho Yumi. Cho has gained fame by posting short, poetic messages on Facebook [...]

More Koreans Using SNS Platforms BAND, Instagram

More Koreans Using SNS Platforms BAND, Instagram

SEOUL, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) – More South Koreans are using Naver Corp.’s group-interaction service BAND and Instagram, although Facebook is still the most popular social networking service (SNS) platform in the country, a survey showed Tuesday, signaling a shift in the local SNS landscape. According to the survey conducted by Digieco, an economic research institute run [...]

Creative Ads on Instagram Attracting Attention

Creative Ads on Instagram Attracting Attention

SEOUL, Nov.6 (Korea Bizwire) – Instagram, the social networking service that lets users share pictures and videos, introduced a new advertising service at a marketing event called ‘Instagram in Korea’. The company recently introduced various types of advertisements such as pictures and videos, slides, and action-inducing ads for the first time in Korea. At the [...]

Hootsuite Delivers Integration with Instagram

Hootsuite Delivers Integration with Instagram

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. Hootsuite, the most widely used platform for managing social media, today announced integration with Instagram. Users can schedule Instagram content, as well as monitor and engage with their Instagram audience from within Hootsuite, giving them a [...]

Celebrities Remember Ferry Sinking Victims

Celebrities Remember Ferry Sinking Victims

SEOUL, April 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean celebrities remembered the victims of the ferry Sewol sinking in social networking services and handwritten letters Thursday, the first anniversary of the tragedy that claimed 304 lives. Actress Jung Ryeo-won posted a picture of a yellow duck with the message, “Let’s remember April 16, 2014″ on her Instagram blog [...]