South Korean web culture
indicates distinct activities that South Korean internet users
enjoy on the web. Most of the internet users are in the 13 - 50 age range. Most of the activities are targeted to teenagers and college students.
Just like other countries, blog
is also popular in South Korea
. Post topics range from personal reflections on philosophical conjectures
to simple everyday life
stories. Some of the popular Korean blog hosting
websites include , , , , , , and .
Instant messaging (메신저)
In Korea, the most popular online messengers include NateOn
, MSN Messenger
, BuddyBuddy, Sayclub Tachy and more. NateOn
is known to have surpassed the usage share of MSN, now claiming the most number of users among messengers used in Korea.
Some search engine
websites also provide "knowledge searches", which is an answer to a question that has been asked by another search engine user. For example, in Naver Knowledge iN
registered users can post a question on any topic of their choice. Some users ask very personal questions pertaining to relationships and the like, since the user's real identity is not exposed.
When various users answer a question they are awarded a certain amount of points, the person who asked the question can then select the best answer and will be awarded points. This user can then ask questions on the website using the points that he/she was awarded. The users with most points are ranked... Read More