Sunday, December 27, 2015

Top Naver searches in Korea, 2015


Naver  has released their year-end review of top searches  (2015 검색어 결산). As I did with Google's year-end Korea list  and Facebok's year-end Korea list , I've translated them all for you, and included some brief commentary to catch you up. As always, commentary is based on the pooled knowledge of me, my friends, and my coworkers, so if you…

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Top Google searches in Korea, 2015


It's that time of year. Google Trends has released their top search lists for 2015, and the results are divided up by country and topic. You can see them in Korean here , but I've gone ahead and translated them for you with a tiny bit of personal commentary. Everything I've written has come from either my own knowledge or that of my fr…

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Using Google in Korea? You're probably a criminal.


The Korea Times wants to warn you about all sorts of dangers that come from using Google as your default search engine. Clearly if you are Googling instead of Navering, you're up to no good. Capitalization by me, to make it funnier. ...A 28-year-old suspect, surnamed Choi, who has been arrested for allegedly having recorded videos of more th…

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Facebook's Korean Top 10 for 2015


Like last year, Facebook has posted their "Year in Review" lists and included lists for the Top 10 Most Popular Topics in Korea , and the Top 10 Most Popular Check-in Locations for Korea. I've translated them into English, with a bit of explanation just in case you need it. And you may also be interested in this year's top Naver …

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Chrome to Phone replacement for FoxtoPhone users - Sendroid


I was very annoyed this week to discover that Google has depreciated their useful little "Chrome to Phone" extension. This was a simple tool to send links from your desktop browser to your Android phone with one click. I personally prefer Firefox over Chrome, but there was no problem thanks to the useful FoxtoPhone add-on for Firefox th…