Saturday, June 17, 2017

Google rules Korea's cloud storage market


This was interesting. On smartphones, Google seems to dominate by double the cloud storage usage in Korea. Well, by number of users anyway. You can see (below) the number of people having installed the app in the top numbers, and the amount of data in megabytes transferred through the app per month in the lower numbers. Looks like a lot of people …

Friday, June 16, 2017

Crossed Flags emoji 🎌 is pro-Korean in Korean, Japanese elsewhere?


I came across this description of Unicode character U+1F38C: Two Japanese Flags, crossed at the base. Except on Samsung devices, which display two South Korean flags. [ Crossed Flags Emoji ] Sure enough, the page demonstrates the differences among manufacturers: You can't accuse Samsung of being unpatriotic. However I couldn't duplicate the …

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Some Naver Dictionary humor


Naver Dictionary draws on many sources, usually legitimate, for both its Korean and English definitions. But a friend pointed out to me that Urban Dictionary is one of those sources. So you can search for all sorts of dirty things and get results right alongside other more tame definitions. Here's an example search for a "Cleveland Steame…

Monday, June 5, 2017

Links for May 2017


I can't make up my mind how to share links I find interesting. I've been posting them to my Twitter sporadically, but I'd rather just do it here. Maybe I'll keep this up, maybe not. What do you think is best for a blog? Monthly/weekly link roundup like this? Treat the blog feed like a Twitter timeline: one link = one post? I like o…