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K-pop Buzz on Twitter Grows Substantially Despite COVID-19

K-pop Buzz on Twitter Grows Substantially Despite COVID-19

SEOUL, Sept. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite COVID-19 having bogged down the global entertainment industry at large, the conversation and buzz surrounding K-pop on the social media platform Twitter has increased substantially in volume in the past year, according to data from the company Tuesday. The number of K-pop-related tweets from July 2019 to June [...]

BTS Most Tweeted-about Act in Past Six Months in U.S. amid COVID-19 Pandemic

BTS Most Tweeted-about Act in Past Six Months in U.S. amid COVID-19 Pandemic

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop phenomenon BTS was the most talked-about musical act on Twitter in the United States during the past six months of the novel coronavirus pandemic, U.S. media reported Wednesday. According to the news reports from outlets including Variety magazine, BTS topped the list of 10 most tweeted-about artists by [...]

Netizens Volunteer to Remove Malicious Search Keywords for Celebrities

Netizens Volunteer to Remove Malicious Search Keywords for Celebrities

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Typing in the name of a girl group celebrity on a search portal returns with insulting ‘suggest keywords,’ including some related to the exposure of certain parts of the body. These keywords remain on the internet despite the risk of defamation and sexual harassment against the celebrities in question. [...]

Twitter Focuses on ‘Public Conversation’ in S. Korean Society: CEO

Twitter Focuses on ‘Public Conversation’ in S. Korean Society: CEO

SEOUL, Mar. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Global online social networking service (SNS) Twitter Inc. aims to make more people participate in “public conversation” in South Korea, the company’s chief said Friday. “We believe public conversation influences and drives society,” CEO Jack Patrick Dorsey told reporters in Seoul, adding that the company is focusing on making [...]

S. Koreans Take to Social Media to Express Negative Feelings

S. Koreans Take to Social Media to Express Negative Feelings

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — An increasing number of South Koreans are relying on social media to air their grievances, more so than for positive feelings, a new study has found. Artificial intelligence-based big data analysis released by Daumsoft on Monday revealed that more South Koreans expressed their personal feelings on social media last year [...]