Wednesday February 10, 2010 10:29

How to move Google Buzz to Twitter automatically?

Before reading! There is no need to move Buzz to Twitter. After activating Buzz in Gmail, it seems almost a clone of FriendFeed. Google designed Buzz as an integrator of social streams. I guess you add just one stream FriendFeed to Buzz.

Today Google released Google Buzz, the Gmail based social messaging service. I think it’s quite fun and smart application and useful to share information within Gmail. But, how to move messages of Google Buzz in public to Twitter automatically?

There is a solution by Google Buzz APIs. It offered a feed for syndication, but the message was included in content area. So I made new RSS feed using a Yahoo! Pipes to transfer them to FriendFeed or Twitter. If you wan to do and have Google profile, the account of FriendFeed and Twitter, you can do this by as following steps.

1. Make a your new feed
You can go my pipe of Google Buzz Stream and input your Google account of your Buzz. If you click “Get as RSS”, you may get new RSS feed as a format of

2. Add Custom RSS into FriendFeed
You can add Buzz messages to your FriendFeed stream by setting Custom RSS in services preference. If you do that, you can see Buzz messages in your FriendFeed.

3. Add Twitter publishing in FriendFeed
If you want to Buzz messages to publish into Twitter, you can add CustomRSS of Buzz in Advanced Twitter Settings.

Of course, Google Buzz is not limited in 140 characters, but you can show your status from Google to Twitter easily using open standards technology. Enjoy Google Buzz!

Saturday November 28, 2009 17:10

At last iPhone launched in Korea

At last, iPhone officially launched in Korea on Nov. 28th, 2009. iPhone consumers lined up at midnight to be among the first in the country to get their hands on it in front of launching event place.

Hundreds of people began to stand in line from midnight in front of Jamsil Stadium in Seoul, waiting until 2 p.m. to get their iPhones — made available only to 1,000 people who raffled online for early purchases.

Some 60,000 people who made online preorders over the past week will have their iPhones delivered starting Saturday, said KT, South Korea’s second largest mobile carrier.

KT is so far the only mobile carrier in the country to clinch a deal with Apple to sell iPhones and related mobile services.

iPhones will be available to other buyers at KT shops starting Dec. 1th, the mobile carrier said. The 32-gigabyte iPhone 3GS costs US$341 for customers who subscribe with a monthly service fee of US$38 with 500MB data and 200 min free calling plan. Of course various optional plan were offered too.

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Saturday October 24, 2009 03:14

Funny Happenings of Windows 7 Release

It was globally released Windows 7, the new operation system of Microsoft On Oct. 22th. There were several funny episode to do.

Linux’s Celebration for Windows 7 in Japan
Microsoft tried to torpedo the success of the Japan Linux Symposium by launching their Windows 7 product that same day. They even had setup a big promotion booth across the street from the conference center.

During a break, Linus Tobalds and Chris Schlaeger decided to make some fun of Microsoft and dragged him over there. When they arrived there, Linus was sold immediately on the product as you can see in the picture. At least that’s what the sales guy thought. He obviously had no idea who he was dealing with. But in the end Linus surprisingly did not buy a copy. Wise man!

Korean 777 Bloggers got promotional Window 7
In Korea, there was Windows 7 release party with 777 bloggers hosted by Microsoft Korea. Many bloggers requested to join there because it promised to give free Windows7 Ultimate. Most of bloggers thought “Windows 7” box for sale.

But, it is just promotional Disc. written in not for resale and also 32bit only English version.

It was honest good, but got feeling of deceived.

Windows 7 Whopper with 7 patties
The Windows 7 Whopper consist of seven stacked beef patties that measure over 5 inches in height, and the whole thing costs an appropriate Â¥777 (or $8.55). It’s available for seven days only, completing the run of sevens.

There was popular news on top of Techmeme, but it’s hard to eat it despite of employee Microsoft Japan.

Still demo ghost in Japan?
On demonstration of Windows 7 touch function, Windows 7 was frozen. There’s no need for a translation here. A fail this epic speaks for itself and brings back fond memories of the classic Windows 98 fail. Enjoy. The laughs from the TV hosts are the best part IMHO.

Some people replied the monitor is made in China, but it’s still on demo ghost of the classic Windows 98 fail in Japan.

Windows 7 launched on Macbook Pro?
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was on NBC Today Show that is a morning news and entertainment program that airs on NBC, a big TV network here) to unveil “>Windows 7 on MacBook Pro in the background.

Adobe Photoshop is common marketing language in global as well as China.

Anyway, congratulation Windows 7 release!

Tuesday October 20, 2009 03:30

Web Interoperability on North East Asia

I have engaged Northeast Asia Open Source Software promotion Forum was formed by China, Korea and Japan governments and regional organizations for Open source software promotion. Because there were many issues of web interoperability in north east Asia, it have been hard to promote open source web browsers based on as like Gecko or Webkit engine.

I and my colleagues in web standards have been activities of NEAOSS working group 3 for 3 years and we closed our activities and summarized the status of China, Japan and Korea.

As following presentation was presented in 8th NEAOSS Forum in Tokyo.

The Status Of Web Interoperability And Activities In China, Japan And Korea

View more presentations from Channy Yun.

Of course, many issues still were solved yet as like Active-control based internet banking and e-commerce sites. But, for 3 years, many good signals were produced on three countries.

As following is the photo of Korean members: Hyeonseok Shin (Opera Software Korea), Channy Yun (Daum) and Hoon Cho (Dibidib)

Thursday September 24, 2009 04:10

Daum gives iPhone to all employees

Daum Communications Corp. decided to give iPhone 3GS to all employees as a gift. is 2nd internet portal site and owner of in US.

Of course, iPhone hasn’t yet launched in South Korea. If it is released, this plan will be processed. Its plan includes 2 years guaranteed data plan. It was very big news in IT media and it about to make a big splash with its employees. As soon as iPhone launches, Daum plans to give away the highest spec iPhone 3GS to all of its employees (appx 1,000).


Daum already launched two applications for video-sharing and map services on Apple’s App Store and aggressively approached mobile web business, so all employees must be good at smartphone life as like iPhone.

Saturday September 19, 2009 04:20

Wrap-up of BlogTalk 2009

BlogTalk 2009 was successfully finished with over 60 international attendees. We enjoyed good presentations from various areas as well warm weather and good meals.

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Monday August 24, 2009 02:49

Issac Mao and Heonho Oh in BlogTalk

I spent the whole summer making good conference, Blog Talk Asia 2009 as I posted before. On temporary retirement from office, I’m studying in Ph.D course in SNU and my lab is organizing this conference too.

Fortunately many people are interested in social web and media, so good talks were proposed to our conference and over 20 excellent talks were chosen from Europe, China, Japan, Australia and Korea. It covers social semantic web, social media and healthcare especially Twitter as a social communication. In Korean social web track, good social products will be presented by Korean major companies including Daum, NHN and Google Korea.

Above all things, we invited two keynote speakers with excellent insights in future of social media.

Dr. Issac Mao is a Chinese blogger, entrepreneur and social media researcher. He is Director of the Social Brain Foundation and a Fellow with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School. He interviewed with New York Times and Guardian about criticism against “Chinese Green Dam”. In his talk of “Cloud Intelligence”, he will explore new social ecology – our shared intelligence and our collective future in the cloud.

Mr. Heonho Oh is also famous to found, the first online service of citizen journalism. He will talk about its future in innovative period of social media. He is heavy Twitter user in right now and so I contacted him via only Twitter’s direct messages. He accepted speaking via Twitter’s message too.

I know people are hard to journey because of global financial crisis. But, I’m sure that it will be good chance to meet and talk with both academic and industrial people in together. Forget beautiful nature in Jeju and co-located Lift Asia conference. You can enjoy both conferences with 320 USD at a time. If you want to be together, please check out practical informations right now because early bird is until Aug. 26th.

For Chinese, Jeju doesn’t require Korean VISA for temporal visiting and Jeju is one of favorite tour spot in Korea for Japanese. If you have doubt to go or not, please check our global speakers again.

Friday August 7, 2009 06:57

Twitter Crossing the Chasm in Korea

According to, one of Korean Internet survey services, it estimates that Twitter reached 0.6 million unique visitor per month in Korea. Especially its growth is remarkable from May to July.

Red line indicates, a small Korean microblogging startup acquired by Naver in this year. In July, me2day caught up with Twitter’s traffic. What happened now?

As you know, Google and Facebook have very low user pools in Korea, also Twitter’s has been increased slowly in tech savvy community. As like abroad trends, Korean famous actors, politician and entertainers started to join Twitter.

A Korean famous figure skater, Yuna Kim @yunaaaaa) is representative with over 33,000 followers. There are many famous people as like Chanjin Lee, CEO of Dreamwiz @chanjin, Juha Kim, a famous news anchor and reporter @kimjuha, Junghun Park, a movie star @moviejhp with thousand followers in one day.

Liberal politicians also active in Twitter such as Hoechan Roh @hcroh and Sangjung Sim, @sangjungsim. Hyongo Kim, a chairman of Korean assembly @hyongo is also included.

It means the number of twitter celebrity is increased and general people joined Twitter to follow them. Especially fake celebrity is also popular for example members of TVXQ very famous Korea idol group in Asia area. @herojaejoong (Hero), @TVXQUKnow (U-Know), TVXQMicky (Micky), @dolphinking (Xiah), @MaxChangmin (MAX). Each accounts have over 10,000 followers, but it’s known that their accounts are not managed in official.

In most case, idol groups in Korea have been controlled by management company as like @BOA_usa or @WGsohee, one of Wondergirls.

It’s not good signal in viewpoint of me2day, so they contracted another Korean idol groups as like 2NE1 and G-dragon and starts to broadcast their normal lift via me2day and exposed me2day in search results of So it caught up with Twitter in this month.

In Korea, Twitter’s user is older than me2day’s too. I’m not sure whether Twitter will be successful against me2day with strong power of Naver or not. But, it’s sure Twitter crossing the chasm.

p.s. My twitter account is @channyun and @koreacrunch.