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September 27, 2006


Benjamin Joffe

Hi Tomi,

This post to indicate we are publishing in 2 weeks the first detailed report on Cyworld covering things like:

- How did a single social network bring over US$60 million in 2005 with almost no advertising revenues?
- How more impressive this result is considering it happened in a country with only 33 million Internet users (about 1/6 of the US) and a GDP/capita about half the US’ average?
- How real-name registration policy is making sense in building trust-based information sharing?
- How did a small 20-people startup generated an online phenomenon?
- And many more!

I'll be happy to send you a sample or discuss some of those issues if you feel interested.

More information here until the dedicated site goes live:


Benjamin Joffe, CEO
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Tomi T Ahonen

Hi Benjamin

Wonderful posting, thank you so much. Alan and I'd love to have any exec summary etc material you have about the study - and if you'd like, we'd be very interested to feature any findings you might want to release from the study, published here at our blogsite (we're in the top 15 best read blogsites on mobile) and we could help you get more visibility and publicity for your findings.

Obviously we'd also love to discuss your findings and observations within the study and perhaps beyond on the general themes. Lets do that off line. You have my e-mail, right?

Tomi :-)

alan moore

Hello Benjamin,

I totally agree with what Tomi is suggesting. We would love to have some info on Cyworld and have a discussion with you...

You can email me alanm (AT) smlxtralarge (DOT) com

amanda an

umm cyworld was an independent im pretty sure a group of university students founded cyworld like myspace but was bought by the SK Telecom in 2003.. that was 4 years after cyworld was born..doesnt myspace have alot of advertising revenues from artists sites, and all da popups??


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