Left:Chef Baek Jong-won reached stardom through MBC's "My Little Television", a vlog-style show where he revealed his recipes. Right:Cho A, a member of the girl group AOA, let viewers peek into her daily life and interacted with them through the program. [Screen capture]
Video bloggers - or vloggers - have become so popular in Korea that K-pop stars and TV channels are now jumping on the self-broadcasting bandwagon.
Vlogging is a practice in which an individual uploads videos they shoot of themselves onto the Internet. Along with its rising popularity, a number of vloggers are making a high income from independent broadcasting online...More
Finger Soul, a versatile composer who has been participating in numerous projects such as TV commercials and popular sitcom, came out with a new digital single, "Ddororororong", delivering the sweet scent of spring.
Prior to selling the single album, the music source has been released through Vivian SNS channel and Sony Music Facebook. Jo In-Seong, an online novelist takes a girl into his house as a housemate and then the romantic relationship begins. The romantic vibe delivered via the soft and delicate video images is attracting attention online...More
Two members of the opposite sex get into a quarrel on social media. They get so angry at each other that they decide to meet up in reality. Other online spectators are on the male's side, and a dozen of them join up to break into the female's house.
And bam! The woman dies, apparently from suicide.
It sounds like a plot plausible only in fiction, but in Korea, where serious online bullying has been taking place for at least a decade, it would not be too far-fetched to presume that this could happen in the near future...More