Saturday, December 17, 2016

Naver "Star Search" K-pop idols info service updated


Naver recently expanded their Star Search (네이버 스타검색) service to include a much wider variety of popular K-pop stars. This feature displays infobox results with immediate information when you do a Naver search for the group or artist name, including their recent Naver V LIVE videos, Naver Starcast appearances, high def photos, and schedules, for 49…

Friday, December 16, 2016

Top Google Searches in Korea, 2016


Google has released their end-of-year top searches, including for Korea. I've taken the lists for Korea , converted them to English, and tried to say a few words about what each keyword means, and give some background or context to it. Hopefully it help you get a sense of what was popular or newsworthy among Koreans in 2016, and why. The list …

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Top 10 Twitter keywords in Korea 2016


Twitter has released their end of year stats for the most popular Twitter keywords in Korea for 2016 . No surprises here - Choi Soon-sil and K-pop acts dominated. I copied down the info and rewrote it into English for your convenience, with some basic explanations. 2016년 Top 10 키워드 Top 10 Twitter Keywords in Korea 2016 2016년 Top 10 키워드 Top 10 Keywor…

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Top 10 non-Kpop YouTube Videos in Korea 2016


Here is the official list of Top 10 YouTube Videos for Korea 2016, excluding K-pop music videos. These all come from the YouTube Korea Blog . Other sites ( like AllKPop ) have already addressed the popular K-pop music videos for the year, but Google's blog post includes a section excluding those. Here they are with some brief explanations from m…

Monday, December 12, 2016

Top Korean apps on Google Play, 2016


Google Play has released their lists of the most outstanding apps for 2016. Here's their list of results for Korea. The list is divided into the Top 5 apps for each of these categories: Best App Overall Most Innovative Apps Most Shareworthy Apps Most Beautiful Apps Best "Local" Apps Most Trending Apps Most Entertaining Apps Best Apps for Sel…