lol. I didn't realize yahoo k took it out of beta. Its been running the inner circit for months now.
I find its actually pretty cool and pretty useful...certainly meant for specific uses and circumstances.
and yes AND no as to a targeted audience. Its probably more young demographic oriented, but Koreans are more down with the cute and fancy stuff in general... so it actually applies fairly universally across demographics.
I'll explain and give some examples and translatiosn later. But don't jump on the "its stupid" bandwagon so fast. Korea is an entirely different market. Your rules don't apply here. (Read some of my past threads to get an example). Sure, its just your opinion, but just saying its stupid without knowing the market or context/intent is stupid as well...but that's just MY opinion. ^^;;
[edited by: GrendelKhan_TSU at 3:56 pm (utc) on July 27, 2006]
Msg#: 3023967 posted 2:39 am on Jul 28, 2006 (gmt 0)
I could see this moving to the rest of Asia very easily. Yahoo Korea is melding the creativity of Korean internet design with the usefulness of a visual clustering search engine. While I doubt this will replace the search box as a means for looking for information I could see where this might be useful and have some appeal.
As Grendel said, the Korean market is a lot different from any of the markets most of you deal with. Just keep in mind that a lot of these things you deride now will be hitting your markets in a few months/years. Korea has a record of being ahead of the curve on a lot of Internet trends.