Company Overview

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Status:
Acquired by SK Telecom
Founded:
July 1, 1999
Headquarters:
Seoul
Categories:
Curated Web

Cyworld is a South Korean social networking site that allows users to sign up and create their own profile.

Description

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South Korea's most popular social networking site, Cyworld, has now brought a version of its site to the US. Founded in 1999, Cyworld was bought in 2003 by SK Telecom, Korea's primary provider of mobile telecommunications. Since then Cyworld has experienced rapid growth, becoming a social networking phenomenon in South Korea. In fact, Cyworld has claimed more than one third of Korea's entire population as members, while achieving incredible penetration of Korea's young adult market: 90% of Koreans in their 20s are members of Cyworld.

Cyworld - US version - lets users sign up and create their own profile (called a Minihome in Cyworld) and their own avatar (Minime) for free. You can then personalize your avatar, design a Miniroom, meet new people, stay in touch with friends, send messages, upload photos, exchange gifts, and more. Essentially, Cyworld allows users to create their own personalized... See More

Products (1)

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    Cyworld

    Cyworld was launched in 2006

Offices/Locations (1)

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    Lim Kwang B/D, 257

    Migeun-dong, Seodaemun-gu

    Seoul, 120-020

    KOR

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