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South Koreans Unplug With a Digital Detox

South Koreans Unplug With a Digital Detox

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – With a significant number of South Koreans feeling overwhelmed and stressed out by an overload of mobile messages and incessant social media notifications, temporarily shutting off from the social media world, also known as a ‘digital detox’, is becoming a popular coping mechanism. Data released on Monday by AI-based big [...]

Internet Flooded with Suicide Information

Internet Flooded with Suicide Information

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — A disturbing number of posts encouraging suicide by introducing possible methods and suicide-pact recruiting have been identified in internet communities and on SNS. According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare on August 24, the Korea Suicide Prevention Center and Nuricops, the cybercrime monitoring organization affiliated with the National [...]

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 [...]

Social Media Calls for Nuclear Arms after N. Korea’s 5th Nuke Test

Social Media Calls for Nuclear Arms after N. Korea’s 5th Nuke Test

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – A large number of social media users called for South Korea to acquire nuclear arms after North Korea detonated its fifth nuclear device Friday, a growing sign that the public wants change in the government’s non-proliferation policy stance.  The spike in people calling for independent nuclear capabilities is also [...]

Korean Police Communicate with SNS Users to Promote Public Safety and Order

Korean Police Communicate with SNS Users to Promote Public Safety and Order

SUWON, July 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police Agency (GNPPA) is hiring a unique set of experts and creative talents that would normally seem unfit for a normal police recruiting operation.  The agency is hiring young officers with experience in marketing, blogging, and even cartoon drawing, all to connect with SNS (social [...]