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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 [...]

Send Tweets Up to 280 Characters, Unless Language is Korean, Chinese, or Japanese

Send Tweets Up to 280 Characters, Unless Language is Korean, Chinese, or Japanese

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Sending tweets up to 280 characters is now a possibility for all users, though Twitter has stated Korean, Chinese and Japanese messages will be sticking to the original 140-character limit. On November 7, an announcement detailing the change was posted on Twitter’s official blog. What is eye-catching is [...]

Tweets Supporting K-Pop Boy Band EXO Found to Originate in North Korea

Tweets Supporting K-Pop Boy Band EXO Found to Originate in North Korea

SEOUL, Jul. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Data published from Twitter earlier this week suggests some users have sent tweets about South Korean boy band EXO from North Korea, a country where enjoying South Korean pop culture could land you in jail. Over 11 million tweets were made about the popular South Korean boy band around [...]

Online Battle of Sexes Still Raging in Korea after Gangnam Station Murder

Online Battle of Sexes Still Raging in Korea after Gangnam Station Murder

SEOUL, July 25 (Korea Bizwire) – It has been 70 days since the Gangnam Station murder, which sparked the ongoing controversy over gender crimes in South Korea. The recent issue of a voice actress from the online game “Closer” being fired for wearing a ‘feminist’ t-shirt has started another fiery battle of the sexes on social [...]

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, [...]