Posts Tagged ‘Cyworld

Wednesday January 31, 2007 01:08

Cyworld reveals Web-based Widgets

The Cyworld, now the largest social network service by SK Communications unveiled a test version of its new Web service, called “C2.” The move comes as major domestic portals launch upgraded Internet services that cater to the new web environment. The portals Naver and Daum have also been adding new features to their blog services […]

Thursday August 3, 2006 11:58

Story Telling on the Map

Did you visit a famous place and take pictures? You had a delicious dinner in a beautiful restaurant? Or did you have a worst place to avoid it? You can make a story on map. You can make it on Cyworld Map Story that can mark own minihompy’s story and photo to specific places. The […]

Tuesday August 1, 2006 11:04

Cyworld Attaks MySpace

Business 2.0 wrote a strange success story of Cyworld and matching with MySpace in US by Erick Schonfeld in a printed version of August. South Korea’s most successful social network, a strange blend of Blogger, Flickr, and videogame-like avatars, brings in about $300,000 a day.Now it’s launching a U.S version. Should MySpace be worried? It […]

Tuesday August 1, 2006 05:40

Techcrunched: Cyworld and Yahoo! Korea Webzari

Techcrunch reported the launch of Cyworld US and Webzari, visualization service of blogs. The “Zari” means asterism in Korean. It firstly introduced Yahoo! Korea. I’m very glad to see korean web service in Techcrunch. Some of comments for Cyworld US was negative. But, I think now american teenagers are very similar with old korean’s teenagers […]

Saturday June 10, 2006 09:51

The future is in South Korea?

Business 2.0 wrote an article “The future is in South Korea” that introduced Cyworld story succeeded by broadband infrastructure including PC bang and maturing game industry. South Korea has become the world’s best laboratory for broadband services – and a place to look to for answers on how the Internet business may evolve….Cyworld, for example, […]

Friday April 7, 2006 05:28

Cyworld US, is it succeed?

Peter Cashmore posts Cyworld US Launches – Will It Topple MySpace? flashshot of priavate beta of Cyworld US site. Now this site is closed. Cyworld US is the American version of the popular korean social networking site simliar with MySpace or Facebook. Cyworld has opened local sites such as Cyworld China and Cyworld Japan. It’s […]

Thursday March 9, 2006 01:31

SK Communications buys Egloos

SK Communications owner of Cyworld has acquired Egloos for KRW 1.5 billion (US$1.5 million). SK Communications is subsidiary company of SK Telecom, the biggest telecommunication company in Korea. It has four services, 1) (portal) 2) Cyword (social networking) 3) NateOn (messenger) over MSN messenger 4) Tong (web page scrapping). Egloos is the leading independent […]

Saturday March 5, 2005 11:45


Cyworld is a South Korean web community site operated by SK Communications, a subsidiary of SK Telecom. Literally translated, “Cyworld” means “relationship world.” (via Wikipedia) Members cultivate on- and off-line relationships by forming “first-degree” buddy relationships with each other through a service called “minihompy,” which encompasses a photo gallery, message board, guestbook and personal bulletin […]