Sunday August 2, 2009 20:50

What’s the Korean equivalent of Western web service?

Posted by Channy Yun

Asiajin updated Japanese equivalent of western web services. You may know Japan and Korean are very different from western. It’s different between Japan and Korea too. I listed up them to compare with Japan and western. Leave a comment if you want to know more or think one of these attributions is off.

I) General web services
Google?
Naver

Wikipedia?
Wikipedia Korean (But, most people use Naver Dictionary)

Facebook?
Cyworld

Flickr?
No equivalent (most people used Cyworld‘s photo sharing.)

Digg?
No equivalent (startup? Mixsh? meta blogging site? Daum View, Allblog.)

LinkedIn?
No equivalent (rare business network but, startup? linknow and recruiting site has been developed as like Incruit.)

Twitter?
me2day (acquired by Naver)

Youtube?
Daum tvPot and Pondora.tv

Amazon?
Aladdin

delicio.us?
No equivalent (Daum and Naver were failed and ma.gar.in, a startup also was done.)

dooyoo (price comparison engine)?
Danawa (Now Naver and Daum focused on shopping gateway too.)

Netflix?
No equivalent (most people use VOD site and P2P sharing service as like Fileguri.)

Craigslist?
No equivalent (there is no culture for classifieds in Korea too.)

imdb (Internet Movie Database)?
No equivalent (Korean movie sites were failed now most information were stored in movie section of Naver and Daum)

Wall Street Journal Online?
ChosunIlbo (but, most korean consumed news in portal site in Naver and Daum)

monster.com?
Job Korea

Ebay?
Auction (branch of eBay)

Alexa?
KoreanClick

last.fm?
No equivalent (most of them offers paid music service.)

Technorati?
Allblog

Yahoo! Answers?
Naver Knowledge In

Zynga?
Hangame (It’s high competed market in Hangame, Nexson, Netmarble and Pimang)

II) Blogs
What is the Korean equivalent of Techcrunch?
No equivalent. Bloter offers similar service.

the Huffington Post?
No equivalent.

tmz.com?
No equivalent.

Boing Boing?
No equivalent.

Gizmodo?
No equivalent.

Engadget?
Engadget Korean

III) Web tools and software:
Gmail?
Hanmail, a branch of Daum service.

Google Docs and Spreadsheet
ThinkFree

Blogger?
Tistory, a branch of Daum service.

iTunes?
Melon and Bugs

BitTorrent?
clubbox

WordPress?
TextCube

How about think? If you want to add more sites, please let me know.

13 Responses to What’s the Korean equivalent of Western web service?

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삶의여백

August 3rd, 2009 at 1:33 am

참 재밌고, 예리한 비교네요.
간혹 고개를 끄덕이기 어려운 것들도 있긴 하지만..

Wall Street Journal = 조선일보 ?

dooyoo = danawa ?

하여간 잘 봤습니다. ^&^

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Channy Yun

August 3rd, 2009 at 2:01 am

It’s based on market share in that area by KoreanClick.

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ecarus

August 4th, 2009 at 1:02 am

재미있는 비교네요. 누군가 이런 리스트업을 해주면 좋겠다고 생각한 적이 있었는데, 감사합니다.
그런데, 살짝 Daum 편향이신 듯.. (이해는 합니다만..^^)

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Jobs

August 6th, 2009 at 2:49 am

Too sad…

Except Daum, these websites often use closed systems and korea-centric developments, driving korean web to become one of the most isolated internet country in the world.

As every isolated country, korean web, one day will be blast by foreign assaults…

Special thx to Naver: naver blog, Naver Cafe, Naver question and Answers, all theses platforms are totally closed and unaccessible by the rest of the world.

Share, scrap, open, exchange with the others, exchange with the world… this is what internet should be… Shame on you Naver, due to you, the Korean internet looks more like a Korean intranet…

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hobbot

August 26th, 2009 at 11:57 pm

What about PayPal, MySpace, Yelp, and Instructables?

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Tom

September 5th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

Forget about Alexa, try Google Adplanner

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Jesse Dawson

October 14th, 2009 at 1:51 pm

how can we get to the real cyworld site without being redirected to the us site http://us.cyworld.com/
http://statair.com air ambulance international

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hyoha

November 11th, 2009 at 3:27 am

u gorgot G-market.
it’s hot. and there’s lots of overseas buyers now too.

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spielen

July 15th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

Very interesting, is there any replacement for paypal and alexa, these are the most important sites for me.

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Spiele

September 29th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

It’s based on market share in that area by KoreanClick.

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