Finally, the first fandom case study is complete on KPopCulture! Girls’ Generation (SNSD) Fandom Case Study contains an introduction to the discourse surrounding the group, which captures the difference between the way fans view the female group and the way commentators view the group: Nevertheless, the … Continue reading Fandom Case Study: Girls’ Generation (SNSD)
While recent reports about arguments over K-pop fanclub colors may seem superficial, they reveal the value of branding for group promotion as well as the emotional relationship between K-pop groups and their fans. The ire of fans of Shinhwa (one of the oldest K-pop groups … Continue reading Colors and Consequences: Branding and Fandom in K-pop
Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S. University of South Carolina Lancaster It used to be that if you wanted to browse a library’s bookshelves, check out a book, or ask a quick (or deeper) reference question, you had to visit the brick-and-mortar library building. However, that … Continue reading Screencast-O-Matic and Distance Education
4MEN is a Korean male vocal group known for its R&B-inflected songs, along with other K-pop groups that debuted in the late 1990s, including Fly to the Sky, g.o.d and Shinhwa. The group began with four members, but its latest releases feature only two … Continue reading 4MEN: First Love
Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S. University of South Carolina Lancaster KPK has been focused on several digital curation projects for several years now (e.g., Kpopiana, Digital Documentation, etc.). In that effort, we use lots of applications and tools that we’ve also found very useful for teaching and learning. … Continue reading Evernote as a Research Tool
Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S.
University of South Carolina Lancaster
OK, so you’re a Kpop fan who:
1. “Sings along” with Kpop songs (“sing along” = mostly hums, singing all of the English words and the occasional saranghae/su itge/mumcheo obso words or phrases that stand out…
2. Follows Kpop idols on social media even though you can barely read Hangul
3. Want to know what your Kpop idols are saying when they post to social media sites…
Well, KPK has discovered THE app/website for you:
Flitto is a global language translation social media site. Users can join (for free!), pick their native language, and then follow people who post messages. Other users who can translate will transcribe any messages. And get this: sometimes the messages are not just in print! Super Junior-M’s Henry has posted recordings of his conversations with SHINee’s Taemin and EXO’s Xiumin. Below the recordings you’ll see the transcribed conversation in English (along with the Flitto user who transcribed the exchange).
Other Kpop Idols appearing on this awesome site include:
- Lee Minho
- Kim Heechul
- SHINee’s Onew, Jonghyun, and Key
- Jay Park
Is your idol there? Check out Flitto to finally understand all those messages they left for you!
Flitto is also available on Google Play and iTunes (cost: free!)
One of the major forces driving the appeal of K-pop around the globe is the music, but it seems to receive the least attention. When commentators do turn their attention to K-pop, they recognize that it draws from a variety of musical genres and styles. … Continue reading Black Popular Music and K-pop
With the launch of Apple Music, K-pop fans finally got their wish to stream all their favorite artists on one platform… well, almost all of them.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.billboard.com
This story raises questions about music listening habits of K-pop fans, many of whom come to K-pop through the Internet.