Posted November 30, 2006on:
Cyworld nih lebey kurang cam blog tp advanced sket dr blog..lebey kurang cam myspace laa (laen sket dr my space)..asal mende nih dr korea..90% koreanz ade cyworld sendiri termasuk la artist korea pun ader cyworld sendiri..so klu korang peminat film korea leh la join cyworld..klu x minat pun xper gak..kot2 la nak xplore kan..ehehe…
dr wikipedia –http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyworld
Cyworld (Korean Hangul: 싸이월드) is a South Korean web community site operated by SK Communications (Korean Hangul: SK커뮤니케이션즈 or 에스케이커뮤니케이션즈), a subsidiary of SK Telecom (SKT; Korean Hangul: SK텔레콤 or 에스케이텔레콤). Literally translated, “Cyworld” can mean “cyber world”, but it’s also a play on the Korean word for relationship, so it could also mean “relationship world.” It takes the concept of personal, virtual rooms similar to MySpace, CokeMusic, and AeroWorld which is still in service in the USA to promote their products.
kredit to eyka@forum cari.com
Miniroom: bilik tempat buddy/kawan/animasi dan karaktor duduk dengan latarbelakang yg kita pilih.
Storyroom: buku tempat kita bercerita, boleh letak gambar dan macam2 lagi.
Jukebox: senarai lagu yg kita beli utk didengar oleh pengunjung2.
Miniroom/Storyroom: tempat utk decorate.
Picture gallery: tempat upload gamabar
Gallery: tempat kawan/buddy kita boleh letak gambar & lukis macam2 gambar.
Board: tempat yg ada kategori
Paper: tempat diskussi keja sekolah…
Videos: tempat share video.
File Room: share files.
Favorites: link tempat favorite
Contents: boleh beli buku online dan share baca dgn org lain.
Guestbook: tempat tetamu2 dtg melawat tinggal note..
aper yg beza ngn blog laen..cyworld nih kite boleh beli barang untuk miniroom kite tu cam tingkap ke..karpet ke..pintu ke..ala kununnye kite tggl dlm sebuah umah n kite nak decorate la umah kite tu…klu nak beli kene ader dotori (duit cyworld tuh la tp aku x sure lak kat mn nak cr duit tu..ekeke..)..kat miniroom tuh gak kite leh letak wishlist..barang aper yg kite nak..kot2 la ader org yg nak tolong beli utk kite as a gift..:P
1 dotori = 100 won = RM0.38 sen
REGISTER–> (kredit to eyka @ forum cari)
1) takleh guna email add yahoo atau hotmail..
2) kena hantar pengenalan diri sebenar macam driving license, passport, ic atau student card (tp boleh kelabukan alamat dan maklumat lain.. dia cuma nak nama, no id, tarikh lahir dan gambar jer)
3) kena guna nama yg sama dgn pengenalan yg dihantar (tapi tak semestinya nama penuh.. contoh kalau nama ada 3 perkataan.. boleh guna 1 perkataan je)
4) pasword kena ada kombinasi nombor & abjad tp takleh no / abjad berturut2 mcm 123 atau abc.
5) nak cepat dapat akaun cyworld 1st register terus attach dgn pengenalan diri.. kalau tak kena email cyclop tu…
6) kalau semua ok keesokan hari dah boleh login…
n da latest 1 is US..release on 2006, august..(fresh lagik ney)
US -> http://us.cyworld.com/
yg us x yah antar identification..sbb dlm peringkat BETA lagik n dia ader bg free 100 dotori lagik tu..huhu..
malaysia jer xder lagik..huhu..:P
Koreans cybertrip to a tailor-made world
May 9, 2005
A mini room from the Cyworld site that has taken South Korea by storm.
Cyworld is like a new planet. On it everyone has a private room and a circle of friends who bring gifts. As well there is an inexhaustible range of home decoration possibilities and cool music.
In its orbit, around South Korea, Cyworld is both a giant in the ever-widening galaxy of cyberspace and a community website.
To its inhabitants, it is a self-sustaining society. Cyworld has 13 million residents and visitors, more than a quarter of the country’s population. And with it has come its own currency, slang and social pressure.
In Cyworld an address is a “minihompy”, which is short for mini homepage or, between friends, simply a “hompy”. A person with a homepage is called a “mini-me”.
When new Cyworld citizens sign up, they get a featureless empty room as part of their homepage package. The challenge is to decorate it and then construct a personality for “mini-me”.
For Cyworld’s owners, one of Seoul’s most successful internet companies, the site makes 200 million won ($A258,000) a day, according to the Samsung Economic Research Institute.
Money pours in when the Cyworld population goes on a decorating, gift-buying or music downloading spree to adorn their “room”. The more attractive and interesting the room, the more visitors it gets. And in Cyworld, popularity equates to fame and success. The site even measures sexiness and friendliness, which it gauges by the number of gifts a person gives or receives.
Advertisement”Most of my friends had entered Cyworld before me and their mini rooms showed just that,” Jennifer Park, a reporter for Seoul’s OhMyNews, said.
“They had tons of digital items such as fancy wallpapers, furniture, pets and more. Their number of visitors exceeded mine by far, triggering my ambition and jealousy.”
Ms Park says she spent so much time in Cyworld trying to build her popularity that she diagnosed herself a “cyholic” and quit.
Almost every South Korean in their 20s has been a subscriber to the site, according to the president of SK Communications, Yoo Hyun-oh, who owns it.
“Cyworld has been a trendsetter, spawning a new internet culture in the personal media era, and its success was natural, not accidental,” he wrote in The Korea Times in February.
The way that people live in South Korea has probably contributed to the phenomenal success of Cyworld.
Identical and economical, but unlovely, blocks of flats that rise by the hectare in commuter suburbs have created the perfect environment. First: a craving for escapism. Second: a dense and easily wired landscape for broadband companies.
Today, South Korea is the world’s most internet connected country. At the end of 2003, more than 11 million households – three quarters of all homes – had broadband access which, according to cable companies, was saturation point. Cyworld got started in 2001 but remained small until 2003 when its popularity exploded.
This week, Raymond Rhim, a self-described “metrosexual” was in his Cyworld room thinking about Elise, the woman in his life. His room was minimalist and tidy, he’d shopped well for a boxy white sofa, a smart chequered carpet and a portrait of the Mona Lisa. Jazz music was playing.
Mr Rhim can upgrade his furniture whenever he feels the whim. He could also strike a different mood with brighter wallpaper, buy some people for a party or get a little dog.
In the end it all depends on how many acorns he has in his budget. Acorns? Instead of real money the Cyworld currency is dotori, which is Korean for acorn. An acorn costs 100 won (about 12 cents), which might sound like peanuts but it mounts up. Something small from the online shop might cost three acorns but a more average purchase costs 10 acorns and something elaborate might set him back 20 acorns. The “rent” for some items has to be paid each month or they disappear.
The acorns are sold for hard cash at bookstores, milk bars and newsagents. They can also be bought by bank transfer, credit card or through a direct debit on a phone bill.
Acorn gift vouchers were an instant hit when they came on the market in March while a survey by a staff recruitment agency found that after hard cash, acorns were the second preference as this year’s New Year bonus. The Samsung Economic Research Institute, which has been tracking developments in Cyworld, was told by a 28-year-old graphic designer, who spent 10,000 won per month on acorns, that gift vouchers were a great idea because when it comes to acorns “you can never have enough”.