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 firstly being good at broadband network. In past, many old man in web2con in 2005 were suprised at stories in teenager session. (A girl paid $30 per month to change her phone bells.) Most of them don’t use MySpace and cannot understand why teenagers do it.
So I hope it will be success story in US as like ijji.com of NHN USA. Another experiment are going in Lycos by Daum, one of three majors in Korea. If you want to know cyworld’s recent thought in Korea, please check out a blog of Cyworld 2 in english.
Cyworld forcuses on “Social Networks”, NHN on “Online Game” and Daum on “Community and Media” in US market. Who can succeed indeed?