K-pop, Korean pop, pop music, digital culture

K-pop and digital culture

File
The Editors
13/01/2020

K-Pop has become a global phenomenon. How come Korean bands conquer the world? What makes these pop-idols so popular and what role do their fans play? This and much more, can be found out in this new Diggit file. The focus of this file is on the rise of K-Pop in the context of digitalization and digital culture. 

K-Pop and Digital Culture

K-pop, K-pop fandom, Twitter

The K-Pop Fandom on Twitter

Article
Lola Vos
31/05/2019
17 minutes to read

K-Pop fans can now be found all over the world. Due to the mass organized fan actions, traditions, and complicated language, the K-Pop fandom sets itself apart from other fandoms. In this article I look at K-Pop fans on Twitter as a cultural niche.

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Master-nims and K-pop's social media empire

Article
My Pham
10/02/2020
13 minutes to read

This short article digs into the case of K-pop and its master-nims. It introduces this new cultural power from Asia and its online strategy.

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Plastic surgery and the quest for the perfect selfie in South Korea

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
26/11/2018
15 minutes to read

Plastic surgeries changed the world. In this article, we are going to talk about the measures taken to make an ordinary picture on your Instagram account “on point” and what some are willing to do in order to score those 10.000+ likes.

How could K-pop gain fans worldwide?

Article
Jiyong Choi
23/11/2018
16 minutes to read

How has K-pop spread around the world the way it has? This article examines precisely that question, from various angles.

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Will K-pop ‘conquer the World’ ?

Paper
Manouk Boelhouwers
01/11/2018
13 minutes to read

The new Korean wave has been very successful, but is it successful enough to conquer the world? And if it does, will it still be K-pop?