Title: Online and mobile Korea: status and challenges

Authors: Won Kim; Ok-Ran Jeong

Addresses: Gachon University, Seongnam City, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea ' Gachon University, Seongnam City, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea

Abstract: During the past 15 years, South Korea has embraced with gusto the internet (web) and mobile technologies, and transformed itself into one of the most wired societies and IT-based economies in the world. Seoul is blanketed with free Wi-Fi services. Smartphones have become almost bodily extensions to most Koreans. In this paper, we will examine the status of the adoption of the web and mobile technologies in Korea.

Keywords: mobile devices; mobile communications; new media; smartphones; power bloggers; cyber security; data leakages; South Korea; web adoption; internet; mobile technologies.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWGS.2016.080134

International Journal of Web and Grid Services, 2016 Vol.12 No.4, pp.370 - 387

Received: 15 Jan 2016
Accepted: 17 Jan 2016

Published online: 29 Oct 2016 *

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