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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, [...]

Cpop Goes Global with @KKBOX and Twitter

Cpop Goes Global with @KKBOX and Twitter

SINGAPORE, Jun.4 (Korea Bizwire) - Twitter and KKBOX, Asia’s leading music streaming brand, are working to expand the appreciation of Chinese pop music, or Cpop (#Cpop), to a global audience. KKBOX is creating Cpop content on their official Twitter account (@KKBOX), including weekly live Twitter Q&A interviews with Cpop artists, autographed video clips from Cpop musicians and producers [...]

Facebook, Twitter and Google to Delete Content Flagged by the KCSC

Facebook, Twitter and Google to Delete Content Flagged by the KCSC

SEOUL, Nov. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – Facebook, Twitter and Google will now have to examine illegal content that has been flagged by the Korea Communication Standards Commission (KCSC). The three American services, which are also widely used among Koreans, only delete content when a report is submitted from a user. However, from now on, content [...]

Koreans Delve into Closed SNS for ‘Fun’ and Open SNS for ‘Information’

Koreans Delve into Closed SNS for ‘Fun’ and Open SNS for ‘Information’

SEOUL, Apr. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Koreans keep tracks of their SNS channels for fun and information seeking, according to a paper written by Lee Jeong-kwon, a doctoral student at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. Lee conducted a study concerning 248 individuals who were using opened SNS and closed, private SNS last year. When asked [...]

Police to Introduce SNS Traffic & Accident Detection System and Other Road Safety Measures

Police to Introduce SNS Traffic & Accident Detection System and Other Road Safety Measures

SEOUL, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Police Agency is set to establish an SNS scanning system to detect emergencies or traffic jams in the second half of the year, said agency officials on April 2. The agency will be developing a system that detects keywords such as accident, traffic and bumper-to-bumper on Twitter and Facebook and other [...]

“Naked Woman in Gangnam” Turns out Fake Story…Manifestation of Our Society’s Voyeurism

“Naked Woman in Gangnam” Turns out Fake Story…Manifestation of Our Society’s Voyeurism

SEOUL, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — On September 25, major social networking services such as Twitter and KakaoTalk were abuzz with postings and videos of a naked woman walking on a busy street near the Seolleung subway station in Seoul’s Gangnam. According to Gangnam Police Station on the 28th, the person who posted the message first time [...]