Sunday August 2, 2009 20:50
Whatâ€™s the Korean equivalent of Western web service?
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
No equivalent (most people used Cyworld‘s photo sharing.)
me2day (acquired by Naver)
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.)
No equivalent (most people use VOD site and P2P sharing service as like Fileguri.)
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)
Auction (branch of eBay)
No equivalent (most of them offers paid music service.)
Naver Knowledge In
Hangame (It’s high competed market in Hangame, Nexson, Netmarble and Pimang)
What is the Korean equivalent of Techcrunch?
No equivalent. Bloter offers similar service.
the Huffington Post?
III) Web tools and software:
Hanmail, a branch of Daum service.
Google Docs and Spreadsheet
Tistory, a branch of Daum service.
How about think? If you want to add more sites, please let me know.