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Yahoo! Korea Create Webzari Site Explorer

     
11:18 am on Jul 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The Yahoo! Korea team has taken Site Explorer a step forward with with a different look and created Webzari.
Webzari example with Yahoo.com [kr.webzari.search.yahoo.com]

It's a visual map with clickable links.

It's in Korean, so I can't tell you what it says, but you'll get the idea.

11:25 am on July 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I don't want to sound like a party pooper, but this is possibly the stupidest thing I've ever seen come out from a large company like Y or G.
11:57 am on July 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I second Moltar
however I would like to know what's the demographic target?
Then perhaps we will find the design suitable to the targeted audience
1:29 pm on July 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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That's so Asian eheh not functional but cool anyway :)
3:19 pm on July 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Domain clustering! Why can't the english language Site Explorer have that?
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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]

2:39 am on July 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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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.

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Animation looks nice but i cant understand a single word to test it
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are there any programs out there that are able to translate the complete texts on site? also its say Black translated next to the yahoo korea logo...why is that?
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are there any programs out there that are able to translate the complete texts on site?

none that are worthwhile for more than a good laugh that I know of.

also its say Black translated next to the yahoo korea logo...why is that?

huh? there is korean text in black next to the yahoo logo if that's what you mean. it translates as "search"