South Korean Internet Censorship and Regulation Written by Chelsea On August 27, 2015
Here at Seoulbeats, we’ve discussed the history of the netizen, as well as given a quick breakdown of popular netizen communities. While I hope both articles were informative, they both gestured toward a rather large elephant in the room: South Korea’s use of internet censorship. Like many other aspects of Korean internet culture, the relationship between internet censorship and larger media censorship go hand in hand — especially as media platforms become more fluid in an ever technologically-advancing country like South Korea. . ... Read more
Staying true to their name, the Song triplets (Daehan, Minguk, and Manse) are appearing their patriotism for their country in this significant holiday for the country, Independence Day. Their names jointly mean “Long are living the Republic of Korea.” . ... Read more
South Korea celebrates the 70th anniversary of its Independence Day today, August 15, and with that, MBC is airing a unique episode of its weekly music rating show, “Music Core.” Jooheon of MONSTA X joins this week as a unique MC> . ... Read more
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Producer Brave Brothers appeared on a US radio show based in Los Angeles called “The Quickfix” on Wednesday.
“Brave Brothers made an appearance on a Los Angeles based radio show The Quickfix on June 16. This is the first time an Asian composer appeared on the show,” read a statement from Brave Entertainment on Friday posted to the Korean news website OSEN. . ... Read more
South Korean Internet Forums: The Breakdown Written by Chelsea On May 29, 2015
Korean Netizen culture is something we as K-pop fans frequently seek to understand and occasionally navigate. When scanning through translated articles, or even netizen comments alone, fans encounter a barrage of site names that have now become familiar like Nate, Pann, Ilbe, Daum, etc. But what really goes on on these sites oftentimes remains a mystery to us due to the language barrier. . ... Read more
The South Korean Netizen Written by Chelsea On April 9, 2015
In the wake of the recent Seonam Girls High School Investigators lesbian kiss scene and the KCSC investigation, many international fans expressed their surprise at Korean netizens’ supportive comments on the show’s content — many were expecting negative reactions to the controversial scene. Similarly, when a dating scandal breaks, we international fans eagerly await the oncoming netizen storm of blessings, rage or even complete apathy that is bound to come. . ... Read more
It seems unfair that some artist were born with God’s favour!
Seoul National University matriculation is dream of thousands of student. This university ranked 1st in Korea and 26th in the world, is one of the hardest schools to get into, and becoming a student there is desired by thousands and envied by millions in Korea.. ... Read more
Ladies grow up being told that their wedding will be the most beautiful and sweetest day of their life! They spend months picking out the perfect gown to walk down the aisle. We may even pick two or three dresses to find the perfect dress to wear to the reception. However, a wedding look isn’t complete without your groom choosing the best tux for him.. ... Read more
Some idols are living with allergies whether it’s food, dander, animals, or just machine! And while some aren’t so surprising, others are definitely more rare or even unheard of.
1. Taeyeon has a common but severe allergy that could even be life-threatening if not treated right away…. ... Read more
New South Korean Entertainment Agency IT Factor Hopes To Bring The Sound Of K-Pop To The Rest Of The World
(Photo : IT Factor Entertainment ) IT Factor Entertainment
The launch of a new music company in South Korea is hoping to attract many talented people from around the world.
IT Factor Entertainment is a new music company that is located and built on Korean soil. Located at the bustling capital of Seoul, South Korea, IT Factor Entertainment”s goal is to develop, nurture, and manage new musical acts for an international audience. . ... Read more