Two Cool Sites

Out of the proverbial blue, I received an e-mail from a student at Singapore Management University telling me about this really impressive project her and her classmates have got going on.

Called simply Digital Media Across Asia, it’s aiming to be a comprehensive Wiki-type site for social media throughout the region. It looks great and they seem to have a lot of people on board, so it’s definitely worth checking out.

Secondly, I discovered that Korea Business Central now has a group devoted to discussing social media issues in Korea and more generally. It’s run by Liam Lusk and Carl Kwan, neither of whom I’ve met but who both seem to have considerable experience with social media. At any rate, the group looks like it’s going to be a very valuable resource.

SNS Stealing a March on e-mail in Korea

New figures from local consulting company SCOTOSS show how Koreans are continuing to move away from traditional media toward the internet. More than that, they indicate an online shift is also under way: from e-mail to a greater use of SNS sites, in particular Facebook and Twitter.

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