Friday, October 26, 2007

AsiaMedia :: KOREA: Internet traffic swells on Web 2.0

AsiaMedia :: KOREA: Internet traffic swells on Web 2.0:

"Research shows that Internet traffic has increased due to netizens' more active role on the web, such as posting user-created content and publishing blogs

The Korea Times Sunday,
August 16, 2007
By Cho Jin-seo

The amount of data transferred on the Internet has rapidly increased due to the spread of Web publishing, a private think-tank said Sunday. The Samsung Economic Research Institute said that the so-called Web 2.0 movement is the main reason behind the surge of online traffic. For example, the number of blog users has increased 16 fold in the past two years, and the number of monthly blog postings by 10 fold, it said. The most dramatic growth was seen in the circulation of short video clips, often referred to as UCC (user-created content) in Korea. Visitors to video sharing services at major portal sites more than quadrupled between March 2006 and March 2007. The volume of information flow on the Internet will continue to expand at an ever-increasing speed, the report said."

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