I’ve been writing about different things about Korea and today is about time to write something technical about them. Because as the title stated, I am going to list here the top 10 of the most visited websites from an Asian country with a different writing system, South Korea!
What do you think most of Koreans spend their time online? We may know that most of them are non-English speakers and readers so would it be only websites written on their own language? Let’s see them in reversed order:
Blogger is a free blogging platform from Google. I can’t believe that a lot of Koreans are using this since they also have their Daum blogs.
Baidu is a search engine in Chinese language. No doubt, China is just beside.
A web portal developed by SK Telecom. They own Cyworld and always remind me of the NateOn instant messaging client for Koreans.
Yahoo! is one of the world’s pioneer in email service and South Koreans maybe uses the yahoo.co.kr emails.
Youtube has been the showcase rooms for talented Koreans like Sungha Jung and many other.
Just a Korean version of our favorite Google!
Hanmail.net and Daum.net are the same. This is also a web portal created for Koreans. They are now enjoying DaumCafe which is a part of Daum service.
Koreans also loves clicking the “Like” button!
Google! The biggest and the most powerful search engine on the web. South Koreans utilizes its great features too!
… And Rank 1 goes to:
Just another Korean search and web portal competing with Nate and Daum. Do you know where they got its name? “The word “Naver” was derived from the word “navigate” and the suffix “-er” to mean “a sailor of the Web – Wikipedia”
Disclaimer: This list is based on Alexa Ranking as of the last week of July 2011. Any result is not 100% accurate since data are gathered only on internet users with Alexa toolbar installed on their browsers.