Tuesday July 31, 2007 14:54
Clone SNS Sites
Cyworld is one of very unique social network services in the world. Before Cyworld, there were a success case, ILoveSchool based on networking school alumni in 1999. So trying of new startup for SNS has been very rare.
The Web 2.0 trend makes a duplication of ideas and innovations too such as a example of Germany. Korea is not except, Me2day and PlayTalk was on debate who copied ideas and concept each other, but they’re also clones of the Twitter style.
Furthermore, I could find similar icons and user interface as if they want to copy them without weight on mind. Linknow is almost clone of early LinkedIn. As one of heavy user of LinkedIn, I’m very inconvenienced for that. Many newspapers remarked its starting because the founder was influential on that area.
Hutory.net is also very similar with Facebook interface. All of collections are shown in one page such as photo, profile, friends, groups and comments simpler than Cyworld. But, it is a clone of Facebook clone in Germany StudiVZ
Someone may say that clone services are rather than no trying. Copying interface and icons is on a charge of the larceny of intellectual property rights.