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WWW made me wonder what searching engine do you use. Do you also use Google or is it like in Korea with bigger sites like Naver & Daum? Also do real time searches show? Here it doesn’t & all use Googl

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    I actually got interested in different search engines too. I’m in the US so it’s pretty much Google. I tried to get more information On naver but it’s kinda hard in English.

    I really don’t like the concept of real time searches and I couldn’t imagine the nonsense people would get down with out here to get on top of one. But I did check if Google has anything like that & they do, but it’s really hidden and takes some effort to see.

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      I didn’t even think that someone would want to be on the search list. OMG now I’m thinking about that and that’s not something I wanna see

      It’s also the same in France and in turkey ; Google is everywhere. I find the idea of real time searches so scary! Even with Twitter & YouTube it can be scary to be trending but on Google… i can’t even imagine what mess that’d be.

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        Well I think when it comes to Naver, celebrities with new songs and dramas would want to be on that list. In fact if I am remembering correctly there is a list which tells how popular stars have been online. It is the equivalent of trending on Twitter I guess. So celebrities would like that popularity.

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          So much competivity I definitely couldn’t be a celeb.

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    I actually use DuckDuckGo. I got a little too freaked out when I would search something and a day later get a bunch of spam mail for what I was searching for. DuckDuckGo used to suck, but now it’s almost as good as Google. If I can’t find something, I’ll google it, but that only happens about once a month now.

    No real-time searches, but the search suggestions on Google are entertaining when you start typing something.

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      I don’t know this one. I just googled it ^^. That is scary, I got really freaked out recently when I googled something and related content appeared on my YT recommended videos… I’ll try it to see

      Yeah I was gonna say people sea&rich some weird stuff but I’m sure someone is thinking that of my searches. 🙂

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        I wouldn’t get freaked out about Google searches relating to YT videos. Google owns them. What freaks me out is when you are talking about something in a room to your friends and you see advertisements for it on Facebook or in your Insta feed.

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          That happened to me a couple times and it’s super weird. I was speaking to my friend in person about getting a record player. Then later that day I got an ad for it on Instagram. Really had me paranoid for a bit.

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          I searched on my phone & it turned on my computer. & I’m not connected to google on my phone. So that was really weird. I never give my phone number to mail adresses & so on. So I guess it doesn’t matter if I tell them or not they’re gonna find it anyway :/

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            Most of the time it’s your account, not necessarily your number. My Instagram uses my secondary email while my Facebook uses my primary email. Somehow since Facebook bought Ig they have linked.

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    I use google mostly. Currently I’m also on Naver for drama info. It is interesting. Because on a drama Naver profile page, viewers can leave comments and chat there. It is in real time. As for the real time searches, I recall seeing lists for most commented and most viewed. And it seems that the list is updated at a certain interval. Naver is in korean, so its kinda hard to navigate. Google translate is helpful but it can only help to some extent.

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      Woah that is so nice! Is it more like a dramabeans situation or the random YT video comments kind? That’s so interesting. I love statistics so that makes me really happy ^^ I can’t speak korean :/ but that makes me want to get better at it even quicker

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        It’s like a chatroom. A live chatroom. They also have comment sections for articles and videos. I think the one that we usually see translated are article comments. Because article comments can be rated (up vote/down vote).

        Another interesting thing to me is the number of articles that pop out for one drama. There are so many articles. Usually the content is similar but posted accross various sites/platforms. There will be one main article and that article will be the one with most comments and responses. The others are duplicates. Why I find this interesting is…it looks to me that they take their dramas seriously. In my country it is not usual for an in depth drama analysis or drama theory article. But in Korea, they release new drama stills and an article will follow.

        This is all from observation. I’m not sure how it really works or if my interpretatiom of what I observe is correct 😆

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          My country’s dramas are so bad nobody watches them let alone articles about it…

          That sounds like so much fun even if I don’t participate just reading it must be really exciting

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            It actually is interesting to read. And Kviewers comments and chats are also interesting to read. Now I can see how viewer comments might influence a drama outcome. Viewers can directly give input and opinions, its kinda hard to not be swayed by public opinion.

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            @katakwasabi I used to be annoyed at drama producers & writers that were too easily influenced but now looking at some preproduced dramas I wish they could change stuff.
            Now it makes sense how they find opinions about it, I thought it was only by SNS

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    I use Ecosia! It plants trees after every 45 searches. It’s not as good as Google but it’s good enough. If I ever need to search something more advanced, ie. for essays and uni work, I just switch to Google. ^^

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      Yeah I’ve heard about it! That must be a lot of trees. I’ll try to use that one

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    I use Yahoo/Google and I use Daum to check out drama ratings/info. Sometimes I’ll use Naver to compare. I skim over the real time rankings, but I can barely read Korean so most things go over my head. I wish I could have seen the live rankings with YG in it though. XD;

    I just noticed Yahoo has a “Trending Now” on their main page, but I never followed it. It looked more like an ad. I’m probably just used to Korean search engines having the rankings.

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      Hahaha I wish I’d seen them too. They’ll probably be trending again soon, keep an eye on it :))

      I haven’t used Yahoo for over 10 years I think.

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        Haha I actually try to use Yahoo more than Google. I like to browse the news and especially read user comments on random articles. LOL But I’m using Google more lately since it is everywhere and already loaded on my phone/maps, etc.

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          I use an app for a local newspaper to keep up with the news & same since google is already prechosen I just use it automatically without thinking to be honest

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      YG, YGent, & Lee Seung Hoon are trending on Naver 😆

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    I am actually surprised reading the comments that people do use search engines besides Google. I thought that only China and S korea might have their own search engines. Google is global and I don’t know if it is considered a monopoly because people use it by choice but it has pretty much kicked all its competitors out of the race. I remember the time msn and yahoo used to be big and now people use them to go to google. But the whole convergence thing is actually creepy. I already don’t like facebook, insta, whatsapp trio and I along with a few friends have noticed that conversations on whatsapp do lead to ads on facebook. At this stage it is hard for me to believe that these IT companies don’t know much about us.

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      Same I thought I might get a few Yahoo & Bing (does this still actually exist?) answers & maybe obscure ones in a specific country but yeah
      I almost never use WhatsApp, only for class group projects. So that hasn’t happened to me yet but I wouldn’t be surprised. And the other 2 creep me out.
      They probably know more about me that I’d like; it is really scary they could do anything with all that info and it’s not like there is any competitor to block them

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        Having family all over the world and friends across the country has made whatsapp my main choice for messaging. But most people prefer it because it is very and goes beyong messaging i. e. Video and voice call with no cost. But i wonder what cost do people actually pay for sth that’s apparently free.

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          “All across the country” do you have to pay differently when contacting someone that’s in another state/ part of the country?

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            Well if there are different networks then yes. You pay differently if you call or text someone who is not using the same network as yours, perhaps a higher charge.

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            @wapzy I had no idea it worked like that in some countries

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          All our personal info is probably paying for its functioning :/

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          When I think of all the money I had to spend to call abroad & I couldn’t even do it from home :// here almost all “home phones” can call abroad “home phones” for free that’s why I usually use that

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            Yeah but hardly anyone uses the home phone now here. Even if one does, the one you want to talk to might not. Even my grandma uses a cell phone since years.

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            @wapzy Yeah I think they keep it for that sole purpose because it costs more to use the Internet

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    I think if you use Google Chrome your default search engine is Google. So it might also come down to the kind of browser you use

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      Even if it’s not google chrome a lot of browsers use google automatically

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      That’s something I thought about when I was trying different engines. I use Chrome browser and the address bar automatically works as a Google search engine. Which made me realize how odd it is for me now to have to search on an actual site. I can’t remember the last time I went to the actual Google site besides to look at one of their logo doodles.

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        Yeah that’s true. I mainly go on the actual site when I open a new tab on my computer only.
        I love the doodles! I thought it was only there to be pretty but now that you say it it must be to bring people in

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    I mostly use Google. Sometimes Bing, if it is the search engine set by default on the browser (but then, we can change it to whichever we want).
    I understand it is not the same, but aren’t the search results and trending topics (in search sites, as well as on social media like FB, Twitter, etc) work around similar ideas as the real time search ranking? I mean, even on Google/Twitter/etc, one can see the popular topics being discussed, or the most recent (most watched?) articles about a scandal, etc.

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      I don’t use FB so I wouldn’t know. But I guess it is kind of like twitter trending. But with twitter it is completely different demographic not that many people use it compared to google& so on. It’s not on the main page. I mean well you can very easily see it but it’s different when you just see that info wether you’d like yo know or not

      It’s not like the search results. It’s completely different seeing that there are a lot of articles about a scandal doesn’t tell you how many people are searching about that, how it compares to other people’s searches. With the ranking it tells you that basically the majority of people on the internet are focusing on this right now.
      Can you see popular/trending topics on searching sites because I don’t. I’ve never seen that (except for the Korean system).

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      Knowing something is kind of hot right now and knowing THIS is the hottest thing is different in my opinion. I’m not sure but I imagine the info is more filtered when it’s not live but just hot in general

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    I remember once on Running Man, Yoo Jae Suk said he was amazed that the U.S doesn’t have things like real-time searches. I was amazed they had it. lol.

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      Haha same
      Without dramas & Kpop I wouldn’t even know this existed

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Started watching Voice 3, the 2nd ep but scared myself within 10 sec so I decided to wait until tomorrow morning & bright light (11PM here)

When do you guys watch scary dramas? (like voice / save me)

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    I have similar experience with you! Sometimes scary dramas in the evening is a bit too much but sometimes you might be doing a binge and before you know it, it’s too late. During these moments, i’d try to watch some things to brighten up the atmosphere before going to sleep, just to ward off nightmares hahaha

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    I usually watch scary shows earlier, but I couldn’t help it with Voice. LOL I can watch crime shows at night, but with The Guest, I had to watch it during daylight hours. I think the supernatural element creeps me out more.

    But I gotta admit Voice 3’s premiere weekend had a lot of violent and scary moments.

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    I usually watch them on the weekend in the early morning or if I do have to watch them late at night.
    I try and have something lighthearted to watch afterwards.

    I’m trying to hold out from watching voice 3 until more episodes are out.
    I think voice must be the scariest show I’ve seen to date, I couldn’t watch save me.

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Anyone has a movie recommendation for me? I’ve been recently watching Cdramas. I’d like to watch a few Cmovies too but have no idea where to start.

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    – Any movies directed by Chinese movie director Zhang Yimou
    – “Us and Them”
    – “Red Cliff” 1&2
    – “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”
    – “L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties”
    – all the Ip Man movies, starring Donnie Yen
    – “I Am Not Madame Bovary”
    – all the “Infernal Affairs” movies
    – “The Grandmaster”
    – “Mulan”
    – “The Wandering Earth”
    – the “Tiny Times” film series (there’s 4 movies total)

    … That’s all I can think of right now ☺️☺️

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    If you can find them:
    “Shower” – this one is hard to find. I have it on a VCR tape but can’t find it anywhere else. It is one of my all time favorite Chinese films
    “The Road Home”
    “Not One Less”
    “Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker”
    “King of Masks”

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      I just found Shower on Amazon Prime! Honestly it is a wonderful warm film – and I can’t recommend it highly enough…

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        I don’t have Amazon prime but I’ll definitely watch it! 😃😃

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          I hope you can find it. this is one of those offbeat Chinese films that is full of family and characters and lots of love, forgiveness and coming home. It truly is one of my all time favorite films. It might be on YouTube somewhere….

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      Thank you!!!!!! 🤩🤩🤩

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    “Hero” is gorgeous. What they do with colors in that movie is genius.
    “House of Flying Daggers” is also lovely. And with a young Takeshi Kaneshiro, I was enthralled.

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      Thank you! 😃

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      @ally-le Does Hero use a color scheme for each location? I saw a chinese movie years ago where there was something about a king and assassins. And in it there were halls or something and each one was a different color. I loved it but could never find it again.
      Ah it looks like the movie I’ve been looking for! Thank you

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Just started Put your head on my shoulder… I’ve already watched 2 episodes. Only 6 left :/ blaming all the beanies here. I knew I should have waited till it was all out but it was too tempting.

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