Keyword: Decline

Decline of the old, rise of the new generation in fan cafe memberships

Decline of the old, rise of the new generation in fan cafe memberships

Although many fans these days are closely connected to their favorite stars and get quick updates wherever they go through modern SNS sources such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, there still exists the ever significant and symbolic go-to source, the fan cafe!

As a lot of the fan cafes are operated by the agency, it is one of the best places to get quick updates on the stars and their events, so they are as popular and widely used as ever. Regardless, there definitely is some sort of a change rippling through the fan cafe sphere as a recent comparison in membership counts among select idols from May 2013 to July 2014 show that an interesting trend is occurring. Media Outlet 10Asia recently compiled the data and you can see the results below. ...

The Growth and Decline of K-Pop Fan Cafes

The Growth and Decline of K-Pop Fan Cafes

Before Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and even Instagram accounts were a necessity for K-Pop groups, there were and still are fan cafes. Fan cafes are online communities where fans not only share photos and have discussion, but also become a united voice and identity in representing the fandom. You couldn’t be considered a true fan unless you were a member in an official fan cafe. Even celebrities are often members of their own fan cafe to read what the fans were thinking, and their management works with the leaders of the fan cafe to organize fan events. ...