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Child YouTubers Should be Understood as Being Engaged in Labor Rather than Play: Study

Child YouTubers Should be Understood as Being Engaged in Labor Rather than Play: Study

SEOUL, Dec. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The actions of children introducing toys or performing in YouTube videos should be understood as labor rather than play, a study showed Wednesday. A research team from Ewha Womans University observed and analyzed the child behaviors contained in 788 YouTube videos from nine channels among the nation’s top 100 [...]

Expansion of Metaverse Industry and YouTube Encourages Tech Startups

Expansion of Metaverse Industry and YouTube Encourages Tech Startups

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The pandemic has expedited the process of digital transition, increased information and communications technology (ICT) investment and encouraged tech startups. The Ministry of SMEs and Startups reported a 26.1 percent increase in the number of tech startups between January and September of this year, adding a total of 34,240 [...]

‘Boy With Luv’ Becomes First BTS Video to Top 1.4 bln YouTube Views

‘Boy With Luv’ Becomes First BTS Video to Top 1.4 bln YouTube Views

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The music video for the K-pop supergroup BTS’ 2019 hit “Boy With Luv” surpassed 1.4 billion YouTube views for the first time among videos from the group Wednesday. “Boy With Luv,” the main track of the septet’s sixth EP “Map of the Soul: Persona,” hit the milestone at around [...]

YouTube Content of ‘Squid Game’ Outnumbers ‘Game of Thrones’

YouTube Content of ‘Squid Game’ Outnumbers ‘Game of Thrones’

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean phenomenon “Squid Game” has outnumbered the longtime TV powerhouse “Game of Thrones” in terms of combined YouTube views of its derivative video content, a U.S. media outlet has reported. A total of 129,000 videos of the survival drama, including official trailers, fan-made reaction clips and video [...]

BLACKPINK’s ‘Boombaya’ Tops 1.3 bln YouTube Views

BLACKPINK’s ‘Boombaya’ Tops 1.3 bln YouTube Views

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The music video for K-pop girl group BLACKPINK’s “Boombaya” has surpassed 1.3 billion YouTube views. The video, released in August 2016, hit the milestone at 9:34 a.m. Monday, 146 days after passing the 1.2 billion mark, according to the group’s management agency, YG Entertainment. “Even though four years have [...]