Tuesday September 30, 2008 23:22

Remarkable Startups I

Posted by Channy Yun

I want to introduce some of English based web service made by brilliant Korean young startup. If new startup is appeared, I’ll do again with numbers.

FaceWorthy is a social discovery network that allows you to upload photos and gain recognition. Show your best through photos and get people to vote for you. If you collect lots of votes, you get to access special features, and may even earn money.

It is not designed for shy people but here for people who are passionate about expressing themselves and communicating with others. It is for people who have healthy desire to show who they are and get people’s recognition and understanding.

StoryBlender is an online collaborative video production platform where people can work together to “blend” their media for rich, interactive storytelling. Story Blender CEO Hyoung Yong Joon is the original founder of Cyworld, which is South Korea’s first and most popular social networking community.

StoryBlend’s online editing tool lets users create videos by “blending” images, sound, text, and video clips. When users have created new video blends they can then share it with their friends and the StoryBlend community. (See Techcrunch 40 presentation.)

MusicShake is a Korea-based online music creation service developed and distributed by SilentMusicBand Corp that provides music composing solutions aimed at the general public without previous musical knowledge or expertise. The service lets users create personalized, professional quality music using various tools and pattern-combination methods.

They hope to meet the growing demand for customized ringtones and personalized music that mobile phone users and Internet users have for adding personalized creativity to their personal blogs, websites and social network pages. (See Techcrunch 40 presentation.)

Pagii in one of social network sites where you meet new friends around the world. Users can make stylish and creative web pages about anything you like and upload and share your photo with friends, family and oter people and browse and search new friends and enjoy fun activities with a cute pet and talk and play with oter people in Pagii Forum.

It also offers “Friend Feed” is where users can check out their friends’ activities on Pagii. It is based on the most recent actions user’s friends take on the site, including photo uploading, page update, commenting, friending, status update, etc. It has normal social network functions.

PlayTalk is another microblogging cum social network service inline with Twitter and Jaiku. However, instead of being limited to a mere 140 characters, PlayTalk gives you a more expansive 250—thus you need not limit your post to merely what you ate, you can also throw in a few details about the garnish.

Users can also choose to post photos in addition to text. The service works with mobile phones, iPhones, SMS and MMS. PlayTalk is available in English, Japanese, Chinese and Korean. Messages may be tagged according to the content of the post e.g. usual, think, food, culture, sports and games. They may be kept private, for friends only, or available to the public. Posts are dated and time stamped. Networks contribute to the site’s interactive features; there are lounges for different countries, colleges, and high schools.

Papree is a simple tool to collect interesting pictures on the web. By using ‘Papree button’, users can collect any picture on the web with a single click that is really easy and quite fun to use.

There are gazillions of beautiful pictures out there, so start collecting all the pretty pictures you find. Paprize button is a kind of bookmarket that lets you collect any pictures on the web with a single click. Whenever you find a picture you like on the web, simply click Paprize button.

Sketchpan is an open oline drawing community site where anybody can participate and share their pictures and animations made by drawing tools. It provides a canvaspan that users can draw, modify pictures with simple method and animationpan that make movie by order of drawing action.

If you share your drawing contents in public, someone can modify yours in togetherpan that lets you utilize collaborative artwork as a team. You can sell this artwork in shoppan too. It’s similar with Oekaki tool. The “pan” means drawing palette.

3 Responses to Remarkable Startups I



October 1st, 2008 at 12:50 am

Thanks for the list ! Playtalk looks interesting (and i definitively love their logo).


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Aw Guo

November 27th, 2008 at 7:31 pm

Amazing sites 🙂

Thanks for sharing these great ideas from Korea!

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