K-pop activists and the future of research

K-pop activists and the future of research

K-pop activists and the future of research

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How K-pop fans are shaping elections around the world


In the early 90s, Korean pop music, known as K-pop, was widely held in its native South Korea. It has since exploded around the world to become an international phenomenon, emphasizing choreography and elaborate performance.

It made groups like Girls Generation, EXO, BTS and Blackpink household names and inspired a special brand of particularly fierce devotion among their fans.

Today, these same fandoms have learned to use their digital skills to advocate for social change and pursue political goals: organizing acts of civil resistance, donating generously to charity, and even foiling attempts to white supremacy from spreading hate speech. Read the full story.

—Soo Youn

ChatGPT-fueled battle for search is bigger than Microsoft or Google

Search suddenly became cool again. Last week, Microsoft and Google asserted their respective claims to the future of search, showcasing chatbots capable of answering queries with phrases rather than lists of links.


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